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The King Who Threw Away His Throne

King Vortigern thinks he’s so clever but his servant Mervyn knows he is playing a dangerous game. Can Mervyn keep the King safe from the invading Saxons, Pictish raiders, and a beautiful Saxon princess?

Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to Saxon times and an exciting adventure.

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From the author of the popular Horrible Histories, this book is part of the ‘Saxon Tales’ series. The story is about King Vortigern (who may or may not have existed in real life, but many believe that he did) and his servant Mervyn, as they are faced with the threat of invading Saxons and Picts. The text, which is accompanied by fun illustrations, is easily accessible to most pupils in lower KS2) and there are three other Saxon tales in the same series, too.

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