21 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, many linked to the school curriculum. Homeschool Histories is made by the producers of the much-loved Radio 4 podcast You're Dead To Me.

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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, many linked to the school curriculum. Homeschool Histories is made by the producers of the much-loved Radio 4 podcast You're Dead To Me.

    Mary Seacole

    Mary Seacole

    Join Greg Jenner for a fun Homeschool History lesson on the life of Mary Seacole. Follow her adventures as she travels the world in her ambition to always care for others.
    From life as the daughter of a hotelier in Jamaica to owner of the famous British Hotel in Crimea, where she volunteered to set up a business caring for injured soldiers, earning her the name Mother Seacole.
    The Athletic production for BBC Radio 4

    • 13 min
    Life in Roman Pompeii

    Life in Roman Pompeii

    Join Greg Jenner for a fun Homeschool History lesson on life in Roman Pompeii, as we share what archeologists have discovered from the town that was frozen in time 2000 years ago.
    How did they brush their teeth? What was the name of the local pub? And just how do we know so much about what they ate?
    Historical Consultant: Professor Mary Beard.
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie
    An Athletic production for BBC Radio 4

    • 12 min
    Mary Anning

    Mary Anning

    Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of palaeontologist Mary Anning.
    Due to her gender and social standing, Maryโ€™s vast contributions to palaeontology were often overlooked by the science community during her lifetime. She has since been voted one of the most influential women in the history of science.
    Historical Consultant: Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie
    An Athletic production for BBC Radio 4

    • 12 min
    The Scottish Wars of Independence

    The Scottish Wars of Independence

    Join Greg Jenner for a fun history lesson on the medieval Scottish Wars of Independence. Why couldnโ€™t England and Scotland get along? Why should you never battle on a bridge? And what on Earth does a spider have to do with anything?
    Historical Consultant: Dr Iain MacInnes
    Produced by Abi Paterson
    Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
    Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie
    A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4

    • 12 min
    Ancient Egyptian Religion

    Ancient Egyptian Religion

    Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson exploring the many Gods and belief systems of Ancient Egypt. In a world of hippo-crocs and party cows (yes really!) discover how the path to the after-life was determined by the goodness of your heart and how mummification was really all about transformation and not preservation.

    • 13 min
    William Shakespeare

    William Shakespeare

    Join Greg Jenner in 16th century England to meet the bard himself, one of England's greatest writers, William Shakespeare.
    How did he go from the son of a glove maker in Stratford Upon Avon to a famed theatre owner, actor and writer in London? What was life really like in a Shakespearean theatre? And which Disney film was influenced by his work hundreds of years later?
    Produced by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4

    • 13 min

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