Series 1, Episode 11
A selection of monarchs and a plotting Stuart feature in this week's sketch-laden edition of Horrible Histories, filled with foul, funny and fascinating historical facts.
Delving back into Tudor times, Henry VIII opens his heart about his marriages in an ad for Oh Yea magazine and potential recruits face the chop as they audition to become an executioner in The Axe Factor.
The Ancient Greek origins of Draconian law are revealed in a sketch about Draco, the extremely austere Athenian ruler and law-maker, and the Vikings' love of creating verse to remember great battles is conveyed in rhyme. In addition, Guy Fawkes provides his personal safety tips for 5 November.
Finally, Bob Hale's report provides a rapid rundown of the rise and fall of the British Empire and Queen Victoria flexes her vocal chords to sing a rousing song about so-called "British things".
This episode was moved to BBC2 to make way for the Wimbledon tennis championship.
- Thursday 25th June 2009
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
Cast & crew
|Jon Culshaw||Various (Voice)|
|Jess Robinson||Various (Voice)|
|Lisa Devlin||Ensemble Actor|
|John Eccleston||Rattus Rattus|
|George Sawyer||Ensemble Actor|
|Caroline Norris||Series Producer|
|Richard Bradley||Executive Producer|
|Kim Shillinglaw||Executive Producer|
|Miranda Jones||Production Designer|