15th April 2003




Tickets for the ‘Horrible Histories’ roadshow which begins its national tour in Lincoln next week have already sold out.


And three local children will appear on BBC Radio 4 as the event is to be recorded for the ‘Go4it’ programme.


The 250-seat Jackson Lecture Theatre at the University of Lincoln at Brayford Pool will be full to bursting with children in historical fancy dress as author Terry Derry kicks off his national roadshow on Tuesday 22nd April.


It is 10 years since Mr Deary wrote the first ‘Horrible Histories’ book: ‘The Terrible Tudors’. Since then he has written over 20 more, including ‘The Rotten

Romans’, ‘The Groovy Greeks’ and ‘The Savage Stone Age’.


The ‘Horrible Histories’ were given a boost earlier this year when the very first ‘Horrible Histories’ magazine was published, introducing a whole new audience to the series.


To celebrate the tenth anniversary of ‘The Terrible Tudors’ Terry Deary is to tour the country with a one-man road show – and Lincoln is the first stop on the itinerary.


“We are very lucky in Lincoln as the tour begins here!” said Rachael Burnett of Ottakar’s Bookshop, which invited Mr Deary to the city. “The event will be a telling of 2,000 years of horrible history through anecdotes, songs, poems, jokes and role-play, with a chance for plenty of audience participation.”


There will also be a question and answer session and a signing, the whole event will be recorded and broadcast on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Go4it’ and three local children – yet to be named – will be interviewed.


The event begins at 3pm on Tuesday 22nd April. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.



For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincoln (tel: 01522 886042)                 email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

Rachael Burnett at Ottakar’s (tel: 01522 540011)