Horrible Histories - History with all the nasty bits left in! The Smashing Saxons tells you the terrible truth about pillaging people who bashed the Brits but got nobbled by the Normans. Want to know: Who got cow pats as Christmas presents? Why wearing a pig on your head is lucky? How to make a dead Saxon happy? Read on for foul facts on cut-throat kings, disgusting diseases and ghastly graves. find out how to make like a monk with silent signals, be the judge in a Saxon criminal court, and solve 1,000-year-old riddles. History has never been so horrible!