13 episodes

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 983 Ratings

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.

    The First Emperor of China

    The First Emperor of China

    Join host Greg Jenner and travel back over 2,000 years to meet the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Learn all about the discovery of his world famous Terracotta Army, the fierce lengths he went to in order to unify China and why he was so fixated on discovering the secret to eternal life.

    Presented by Greg Jenner
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
    Historical consultant: Dr Leon Rocha

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 16 min
    Cleopatra

    Cleopatra

    Join Greg Jenner in Ancient Egypt to meet the famous Queen Cleopatra. Learn all about her remarkable reign, the reason she was prevented from ruling alone, and why she once had to make an entrance wrapped in a duvet.

    Presented by Greg Jenner
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
    Historical consultant: Dr Joyce Tyldesley

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    The Stone Age

    The Stone Age

    Join Greg Jenner in The Stone Age and meet the Neolithic people of Skara Brae - a perfectly preserved ancient settlement discovered in the Orkney Islands, which can still be seen today.

    Presented by Greg Jenner
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
    Historical consultant: Prof Mike Parker Pearson

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    Roman Gladiators

    Roman Gladiators

    Join Greg Jenner in Ancient Rome to meet the Gladiators. Discover the pros and cons of life as a Gladiator, how the rebellion of Spartacus led to improved conditions in Gladiator schools and learn your Samnites from your Retiarius. We will even tell you what the snack of choice was inside the arena!


    Presented by Greg Jenner
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
    Historical consultant: Professor Michael Scott

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 15 min
    Mansa Musa

    Mansa Musa

    Join Greg Jenner in medieval West Africa for a fun homeschool history lesson on Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire and the richest man to ever live.

    Hear the story of his legendary pilgrimage to Mecca, how his generosity once devalued gold in Cairo, and how his leadership impacted the world through trade, academia and architecture.

    Presented by Greg Jenner
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
    Historical consultant: Dr Sirio Canós-Donnay

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min
    The Battle of Hastings

    The Battle of Hastings

    Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on The Battle of Hastings.

    Examine the events and all the key players in the lead up to 1066 - Harold, William, Tostig and even the Viking Hulk! Also discover why it’s never a good idea to be a bit of a show off in front of the British troops just before a big battle.

    Presented by Greg Jenner
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
    Historical consultant: Dr Marc Morris

    A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 14 min

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