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A Question of History: Did the kings of Benin keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin

Tim Cooke

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Educational: History

A lighthearted history series that tackles the questions that children really ask.

Take a look at the wackier side of history!

Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? Did spirits live in the African rainforest? And did bicycles REALLY destroy the Benin kingdom? A Question of History: The Kingdom of Benin answers all these questions and much more.

With an engaging question and answer format, this series draws young readers into the fascinating, sometimes gruesome, world of famous peoples and civilisations through history. Each spread opens with a simple question, opening up an exploration of an aspect of the life of a people or civilisation and busting some popular myths along the way!

The lively lay-out is supported by annotated photos and cartoons, making history fun and accessible for readers aged 8+.

Other titles in the series:
What happened to mummies' brains? And other questions about the Ancient Egyptians
Did the kings of Benin really keep pet leopards? And other questions about the kingdom of Benin
Did the Celts really use hair gel? And other questions about the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age
Why did the ancient Greeks use elephants in battle? And other questions about the ancient Greeks
Why did the Maya stick needles in their tongues? And other questions about the Maya
Did the Romans really eat flamingos? And other questions about the Romans
Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty
Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets? And other questions about the Vikings

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