A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.
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 Various (39 episodes, 2009-2013)
Martha Howe-Douglas ...
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 Various (37 episodes, 2009-2013)
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Jess Robinson ...
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Horrible histories is a British program for all ages. The writers have made learning history entertaining, with funny skits, spin offs of TV shows like; Wife Swap (Historical Wife Swap), Master Chef (Historical Master Chef), and Fashion Fix (Historical Fashion Fix). It teaches us history through songs too.

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The 'Gorgeous Georgians' title slide has a few bars from the Horrible Histories Blackbeard song playing over it. See more »

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The idea of pirates using a black ink spot to tell another pirate that they have been marked for death comes from Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' and has no factual basis. See more »

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Various: [repeated line as "Death" in "Stupid Deaths"] You're dead funny.
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Spin-off Horrible Histories Gory Games (2011) See more »

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The Best Way To Learn History
19 June 2015 | by (Cheshire, England) – See all my reviews

Horrible Histories is one of the best shows on children's television; with catchy songs and entertaining jokes, this show really is the best way to learn about history.

When this show first aired I was starting high school and hated history, I couldn't remember anything and was getting bottom marks in every test. This show saved my grades, every episode meant that a large amount of information became lodged in my head. From Vikings to King Charles II to the Civil Rights Movement, this show covers a lot with coherence and clarity even being clever enough to make spoofs of popular shows and TV adverts ('we buy any monk.com!') that ring true to modern British culture. This should not, however, restrict its audience though since it is an easily accessible show that has something for everyone.

Now what truly makes Horrible Histories special are the amazing covers of popular songs. After six years I still find myself singing to 'Born To Rule' and 'My Name Is Charles'. The catchy lyrics will get stuck in your head faster than the Flash can run and will help you learn. The one downside is that you may get weird looks if you start to sing out loud to the songs in public (Trust me on this!). Everyday life has never been the same, but my friends and I have had great fun trying and failing to sing our favourite songs in tune.

Overall this show is a must watch, especially if you like history or comedy. With an amazingly witty cast and crew this show will have you begging for more episodes (but, since this is a BBC show, you shouldn't hold your breath).


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