(Original post by museobsessed)
every history book chooses what it does and doesn't talk about. What he does say is all historical fact based on academic research. You could do worse than to use it as a source is all i'm saying
I understand, I am just currently in the process of researching and perhaps I have incorrectly thought my ideas through
Awesome Egyptian events
The power of pyramids
The magic of mummies
The curse of the mummy's tomb
Gruesome grave robbers
The remarkable river
The gallery of gods
Awesomely troublesome Egyptians
Live like an Egyptian
If you're looking for the book, and you're local library is anything like mine, then you will find it in the kiddies section!
Is this a joke? How do you intend to use Horrible Histories in an academic essay? Unless it is an academic essay on the portrayal of Ancient Egypt in children's literature or popular history, in which case, if you want to use the book as an example, you should go get a copy yourself.
That said, do be careful with taking up certain facts from the book itself seriously. While the book does a great job of painting a clearer and more understandable picture of the past, it still contains some myths which are simply debatable at best.
So I wouldn't think listing it as a source would be wise - you would simply be laughed off or even penalised for laziness. That said such a book is a great primer - so don't mind at all reading through such a book. Just take note of those facts that caught your attention in the Horrible Histories book and then research them in proper history books. This is actually a fairly effective option since it is much easier to know what you are looking for.