Did You Know..?
History Heroes card games are a world of facts and fun all about history. From the ancient Romans to the Space Race and up to modern times, History Heroes are jam-packed with fascinating facts about the people, objects and animals who discover the world and made history!
Surprise yourself and others with a few of the following fascinating facts…
- Which emperor was so hairy that he made it a capital offence to mention a goat in his presence?
- Which brilliant general crossed the Rubicon and why?
- Which Roman God does the crescent on Turkey’s flag represent?
- Which king’s stomach exploded during his funeral, letting off a terrible smell?
- Which king kept an elephant and a polar bear at the Tower of London?
- Who was the first English Queen to rule in her own right rather than by marriage?
- Who designed London’s sewage system, Putney, Hammersmith and Battersea Bridges?
- Who was honoured by a fundraising, Grand Military Festival in 1857?
- Who was photographed knickerless, collecting her OBE at Buckingham Palace?
- Who became trained rat catchers during the war?
- Who was described as ‘the only man we have for this hour’?
- Which military general was nicknamed ‘the Great Asparagus’?
- Who was made a sergeant after spotting and attacking a German spy in the trenches?
- Which politician had a knitting stitch named after him?
- Who was the first Black combat officer in the British Army?