Learning & play Toddler & Preschool 5 of the best foul facts from Horrible Histories magazine Kids certainly won't think history is boring when they learn these foul facts 1 of Ad break Foul fact number 1Romans didn’t have toilet paper – many of them just used a sponge on a stick! Foul fact number 2King Edmund II of England was killed when an assassin hiding in his toilet stuck a sword up his bum! Foul fact number 3Mary Queen of Scots had a watch in the shape of a human skull – she had it made shortly before her own head was cut off. Foul fact number 4Children in ancient Sparta were only allowed to have baths a few times a year – they can’t have smelled very nice! Continue slideshow > Foul fact number 5George I died after a violet attack of diahorrea! Want more?Horrible Histories magazine is on sale from Thursday 18th October in all good retailers and is packed full of vile jokes and foul facts to excite children about history. By Emma Daly Comments Latest on MadeForMums Tamara Ecclestone: 'My 4.5-year-old has stopped breastfeeding now' 2018's celebrity babies - who gave birth this year? Best parenting apps Alesha Dixon: ‘I've created a book character my 4-year-old can actually relate to'