Horrible Histories (2009)

The BEST episodes of Horrible Histories (2009)

Every episode of Horrible Histories (2009) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Horrible Histories (2009)!

Sketches, cartoons and quizzes liberally splattered with blood and gore, based on the books published by Scholastic.

Last Updated: 8/4/2022Network: CBBC
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Cracking Christmas
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10.00
1 votes

#1 - Cracking Christmas

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/10/2021

Horrible Histories brings you a cracking Christmas special, delving into the origins of the festive season.

Rotten Romans
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9.04
49 votes

#2 - Rotten Romans

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/30/2011

Meet an annoying French prankster from the Middle Ages, witness bizarre Aztec food on Historical Masterchef, see what happens when Queen Elizabeth I needs the toilet, and learn how not to impress a woman in Victorian times -a painful lesson in manners. The truth about Dick Turpin in song; certainly no New Romantic.

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Fashion Faux Pas
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9.00
2 votes

#3 - Fashion Faux Pas

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/3/2019

The Horrible History of (sometimes literally) dressing to kill. Henry VIII has beef over whose armour is best and Louis XV dresses as a hedge.

Vile Victorians
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8.94
54 votes

#4 - Vile Victorians

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/10/2012

Henry VIII appears on a TV show hoping to raise money from his antique abbeys. Also, Charles Darwin sings about his theory of Natural Selection, and a pirate captain aims to be Lord Sugar's next Historical Apprentice.

Slimy Stuarts
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8.86
56 votes

#5 - Slimy Stuarts

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2012

Dick Whittington pitches a movie about his life, Stone Age technology geeks queue for hours at the unveiling of the Bronze Age, and some German bomber pilots find an unfortunate use for a tourist guidebook to Britain.

Nasty Knight
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8.68
60 votes

#6 - Nasty Knight

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/31/2011

Some medieval knights discover the most disgusting way to attack a castle, the Saxons demonstrate the stupidest way to lose a battle, a Georgian goes shopping in a modern pet shop, and the kings and queens of England demonstrate how to remember them all, through the power of song.

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Savage Songs Special
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8.50
6 votes

#7 - Savage Songs Special

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/23/2013

Some of history's greatest characters serenade us with tales of their lives. Featuring the all-conquering Alexander the Great, the cash-loving Crassus, the feisty Joan of Arc, the brilliant but miserable Charles Dickens and the very determined Rosa Parks.

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Frightful First World War
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8.50
6 votes

#8 - Frightful First World War

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/9/2014

In a First World War special episode of the award-winning comedy, Bob Hale and Rattus Rattus guide us through the horrible history of 1914-18. Featuring the soldiers, pilots, civilians, girl guides, suffragettes and even kings who were all caught up in the fighting. Starring Ben Willbond, Jim Howick, Matt Baynton, Larry Rickard, Simon Farnaby and Martha Howe-Douglas.

Deadly Dynasties
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8.00
2 votes

#9 - Deadly Dynasties

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/7/2018

Horrible Histories takes a look at some of the most famous families that have shaped the world, including the Romanovs of Russia, the Tudors of England, and Ramesses and his children in Ancient Egypt ... all 162 of them! The First Emperor of China Qin Shi Huang takes the mic, and Rattus invites his nephew, Scrappus, to help explore the Great Rattus dynasty, but as we discover families are never straight forward.

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Heroic Home Front
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8.00
1 votes

#10 - Heroic Home Front

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/9/2019

A look at how World War II played out on the home front, featuring Churchill's secret loo, the heroic 'ATA Girls' and German spies being caught out by their delicious sausages.

Rotten Romans #1
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7.89
144 votes

#11 - Rotten Romans #1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/16/2009

Rotten Romans: Funeral Fights and Gladiator School Frightful First World War: Lice Wars and Ready Steady Feast: Ersatz Food Putrid Pirates: The Black Spot and Pirate Rules Savage Stone Age: Stone Age Tool Set and Chief's Funeral Vicious Vikings: Historical Hairdressers and Warrior: Viking v Monk Gorgeous Georgians: Twisted Fairytales: The Three Little Pigs (Georgian window tax), Georgian Elections and Born 2 Rule

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Savage Songs Special
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7.83
6 votes

#12 - Savage Songs Special

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/4/2012

Historical sketch show. In a special musical episode of the award-winning Horrible Histories, host Rattus Rattus chooses his favourite songs to entertain his young nephew.

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Rotten Romans #3
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7.83
53 votes

#13 - Rotten Romans #3

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/9/2009

A lazy aristocrat invents the sandwich, the Romans host their own revolting cookery show and William Shakespeare is haunted by the ghost of King Richard III.

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Frightful First World War
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7.75
51 votes

#14 - Frightful First World War

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/1/2011

A confused World War I soldier spends his first day in the trenches, William Wallace launches his music career as a rock rebel, Lady Jane Grey wins a frankly terrible competition, and the Welsh women of Fishguard defeat a French invasion without even trying.

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Terrible Tudors #1
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7.70
63 votes

#15 - Terrible Tudors #1

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/28/2009

There is a terrible smell in the Houses of Parliament, Cinderella struggles with the Blitz, and Helen of Troy reveals her complicated love life.

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Heroic Heroes & Villainous Villains
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7.67
6 votes

#16 - Heroic Heroes & Villainous Villains

Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/14/2017

Horrible Histories takes a look at the world's greatest heroes and villains. On the heroic side, we have everything from Douglas Bader's frequent escapes to the first men on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr, whereas our more villainous side contains Al Capone and Rameses the Great, and Steve Biceps brings us History's Deadly 60.

Measly Middle Ages #2
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7.66
61 votes

#17 - Measly Middle Ages #2

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/21/2009

An evil Greek god appears on a daytime chat show, a rich Georgian swaps his wife with a peasant, and we meet some weird medieval monsters.

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Smashing Saxons #1
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7.64
75 votes

#18 - Smashing Saxons #1

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/7/2009

The Tudors sing their family history, Bob explains the complete history of Rome in two minutes, and a mad Victorian gentleman eats King Louis XIV's mummified heart.

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Wicked Witches
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7.63
79 votes

#19 - Wicked Witches

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/30/2009

Wicked Witches: Witchfinders Direct, Twisted Fairytales: The Frog Prince (witchcraft involving frogs) and The Middle Ages Witchcraft Show Vicious Vikings: Viking Beliefs , Eric and Asgot and Valhalla or Hel Potty Pioneers: Captain Scott and the South Pole Race Awful Egyptians: Making a Mummy (song), The History of Mummies and Shouty Man: All Purpose Ancient Egyptian Mummy Rotten Romans: Nero's Christian Candles and HHTV Sport: Lions v Christians Slimy Stuarts: HHTV News: Charles I's Execution and Historical Wife Swap: Puritans and Cavaliers

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Gorgeous Georgians
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7.59
44 votes

#20 - Gorgeous Georgians

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/27/2012

Emperor Napoleon plays in a very unusual chess match, a Victorian inventor builds an anti-seasickness ship with one small design flaw, a snowball fight breaks out at a public execution and the British army hires a dead tramp to defeat the Germans in World War II.

Ingenious Inventors
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7.57
7 votes

#21 - Ingenious Inventors

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/21/2017

Mankind's most ingenious inventors are given the Horrible Histories treatment, as we take in everything from the invention of the wheel to the crisp. Featuring the Gutenberg press, the man who invented both the dictionary (very successfully) and manned flight (less successfully). Also the Greeks and the Chinese battle as to which of them are history's best inventors.

Awful Egyptians #1
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7.56
62 votes

#22 - Awful Egyptians #1

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/14/2009

A priest makes a piano from live pigs, Emperor Caligula declares war on the sea, and there are some disgusting beauty tips from Ancient Egypt.

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Terrible Tudors #3
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7.53
55 votes

#23 - Terrible Tudors #3

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/25/2009

Queen Victoria learns that her British comforts are not very British, a Viking warrior won't stop talking in rhyme, and on 'Axe Factor', the contestants try to become executioners.

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Smashing Saxons #2
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7.52
56 votes

#24 - Smashing Saxons #2

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/2/2009

A Victorian teacher is confused by her pupils' bizarre names, the Romans run out of animals to execute, and Queen Victoria advertises her exercise DVD.

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Sport Special
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7.50
2 votes

#25 - Sport Special

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/20/2012

Special sport episode of the historical sketch show, based on the successful series of books. All the top sporting action from the past, including Emperor Nero and Jesse Owens singing the history of the Olympics. We're at the finish line to see Pheidippides run the first ever marathon, then we count down the top Marathon Cheats of all time and take a look back at some of our favourite Horrible Histories sporting events.

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