Horrible Histories (2009)

The WORST episodes of Horrible Histories (2009)

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

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

Last Updated: 9/29/2022Network: CBBC
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Formidable Florence Nightingale
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#1 - Formidable Florence Nightingale

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/8/2018

There is much more to Florence Nightingale than being 'The Lady with the Lamp'. We follow Florence as she embarks on her journey to help the soldiers in the Crimean War, and in doing so changes the world of nursing forever. Not to mention her obsession with unusually named cats.

Holly H Song Special
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#2 - Holly H Song Special

Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/20/2020

Social media star Holly H is Rattus’ guest as he launches his own radio station, BBC Radio Number Two, and plays a selection of musical greatest hits from the series.

Fantastic Firsts Special
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#3 - Fantastic Firsts Special

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/27/2020

A special show featuring some of history's greatest firsts, including the first ever library, Olympic Games, people on the moon and rat roller-skating on TV!

Beastly Bodily Functions Special
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#4 - Beastly Bodily Functions Special

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 8/3/2020

Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken join Rattus for a selection of old and new sketches relating to bodies.

Outrageous Olympics
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#5 - Outrageous Olympics

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/17/2020

Alex Scott joins Rattus for a sport-themed special. Mary Queen of Scots goes grief-golfing, the H2 Freestylers take on a whole village, and sports-mad Henry VIII sings Get Sweaty.

Black British History
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#6 - Black British History

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/30/2021

Horrible Histories charts the contribution of Black people to British life throughout history. How did African soldiers come to be guarding Hadrian’s Wall? Why was a West African diver asked to help salvage Henry VIII's ship, the Mary Rose? And the actor Ira Aldridge tells us how he came to leave New York to find fame in 19th-century England.

Protesting with Pankhurst
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#7 - Protesting with Pankhurst

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/19/2021

Protests about inequality or environmental damage are common today, but how have people protested in the past? Emmeline Pankhurst is our guide through this history of protest.

Gruesome Guide to Growing Up
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#8 - Gruesome Guide to Growing Up

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/7/2021

Life wasn’t always fun for children in the past. Horrible Histories delves into the not-so-easy lives of children throughout history, from the strict parenting of ancient civilisations, to the terrible fights the young King Louis XIV had with his little brother - even weeing on each other's beds! And find out just why Henry VIII was so keen for his son Edward VI to stay inside.

Precious Planet
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#9 - Precious Planet

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/1/2021

Charles Darwin hosts a timely look at how we’ve treated the throughout history. With Henry VIII, the inventor of the plastic bag and Judge Rinder!

Foul Feasting
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#10 - Foul Feasting

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired 1/7/2022

Horrible Histories serves up the history of foul feasting, from Stone Age lentils to Queen Victoria’s anti-fart bread.

Infectious Influencers
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#11 - Infectious Influencers

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/14/2022

From Cleopatra's hairdo to Elizabeth I's flushing loo, meet history's biggest influencers.

Banging Bling
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#12 - Banging Bling

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/21/2022

From Henry VIII's wine fountain, to Empress Dowager's marble boat, Horrible Histories talks money, jewellery and untold treasures.

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Diabolical Daily Life
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#13 - Diabolical Daily Life

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/28/2022

Daily routines throughout history, from waking in Ancient Egypt to Medieval Loo Man.

Monstrous Myths
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#14 - Monstrous Myths

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 2/4/2022

Count Rattula looks at history's greatest myths and monsters.

Henry And Liz's Family Face-Off
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#15 - Henry And Liz's Family Face-Off

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 2/11/2022

Tudors King Henry VIII and daughter Queen Elizabeth I bicker about who was the best ruler.

Cursed Careers
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#16 - Cursed Careers

Season 9 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/18/2022

Rattus considers a career change, and luckily he has the whole of history to look through for ideas. Could he be an inventor like Babbage, or is the pirate life for him?

Smash Hit Songs
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#17 - Smash Hit Songs

Season 9 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/25/2022

Rattus has an idea that might make him millions – he is going to launch a streaming service. However, to make Ratify a success, he is going to need some great songs from history.

Queen Vic's Home Vids
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#18 - Queen Vic's Home Vids

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/3/2019

Featuring Victorian fake news, paparazzi, and camera men strapped to the front of moving trains, Queen Victoria shows you how her subjects invented and became obsessed with films!

Ruthless Rulers
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#19 - Ruthless Rulers

Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/4/2017

A look at the most ruthless rulers of all time. Henry VIII is so demanding he has a brick wall built at his bedroom door every night, those vicious Vikings find that sorry seems to be the hardest word, hold your nose in Versailles, because Louis XIV hasn't got any loos, and rock out with the Warlords from Hell.

Revolting Russian Revolutions
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#20 - Revolting Russian Revolutions

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/11/2017

On its 100th anniversary, Horrible Histories takes a look at the Russian Revolution. Tsar Nicholas II gives tips for survival in Russia's extreme climate, and we reveal that Lenin's European Communism lecture tour took in a trip to London Zoo. Lenin also provides beauty advice on how to look good even after death! Meanwhile, Dave TDS finds out just how hard it is to invade Russia, and we listen to Uncle Joe Stalin's Nursery Rhymes and find out that, at one point, he also decided that the key to world domination might, in fact, lie in poo.

Fearsome Families
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#21 - Fearsome Families

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/24/2019

Queen Victoria lovingly forces several of her children to go on historical first dates, Leopold Mozart retires his 18-year-old daughter aged 18, and the Brontes sing about sisterhood.

Fierce Females
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#22 - Fierce Females

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/8/2020

A celebration of some of history’s greatest females, including Spartan Queen Gorgo terrorising Historical Love Island, supergroup The Tudor Queens and the original Wonder Women.

Bizarre Beasts
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#23 - Bizarre Beasts

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/1/2019

The history of our relationship with animals - Charles Darwin presents Yummy Planet, Elizabeth I’s menagerie has some 'lion trouble', and farting fish almost start a nuclear war.

Bolshy Boudica Special
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#24 - Bolshy Boudica Special

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/13/2015

A special episode of the historical sketch show, focusing on the great British Queen Boudica, starring Lorna Watson from Watson & Oliver. We follow Boudica as she turns against her Roman masters and unleashes her wrecking ball on Colchester, St Albans and London. It is cut-throat Celts versus rotten Romans - it's going to be very gory! Meanwhile, across the world, we meet famous emperors Caligula and Nero, dishing out their own unique brand of Imperial nastiness. With of course, our host Rattus to guide the way!

Magna Carta Special: Crooked King John and Magna Carta
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#25 - Magna Carta Special: Crooked King John and Magna Carta

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/13/2015

Horrible Histories returns for a special about King John and Magna Carta, starring Ben Miller. John annoys the Barons and agrees Magna Carta at Runnymede, after a banging rap battle. Meanwhile across the world we meet the formidable Genghis Khan in Mongolia, and catch up with the crafty Saladin during the Crusades. With of course, our host Rattus to guide the way!

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