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A History of the World in 100 Limericks

There was an Old Geezer called Caesar

Mick Twister



ISBN: 9781841659404

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Publication date: 5 May 2022

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Publication date: 5 May 2022

Category: Humour

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There is a young fellow named Mick

Who’s adapted the old limerick

To cover, with mirth

The whole history of Earth

And what made its characters tick.

These 100 lively and humorous limericks take us back to before beginning of time itself and the Big Bang to present day. Covering everyone’s favourite history lessons (and a few surprising ones too!), Mick Twister has cleverly raided the tomes of the past, picked at the bones of the world’s greatest figures, moments and events and condensed the most complex of human activities into short and hilarious poems to make you chuckle.

From a geezer called Caesar to What a Load of Bankers (about the financial crisis), this is the funniest way to learn about the past. Henry VIII, Mary Wollstonecraft, Rosa Parks, Nelson Mandela, Alan Turing all get the limerick treatment along with important events such as the Boston Tea Party, the Abolition of Slavery, the Berlin Wall’s Rise and Fall and the Arab Spring.

Accompanied by amazing illustrations and witty remarks, you’ll discover the history of the world… and laugh out loud as you do so. Who ever said that history was boring had clearly never read this book!


Mick Twister is a London-based television journalist in international news, and part-time cryptic crossword compiler. Since inventing the @twitmerick in May 2011, he has been tweeting the news in daily limericks. Twitmericks have been reproduced by the Washington Post and the New Statesman. He is the author of There Was an Old Geezer Called Ceasar, published in 2013 by Portico.