Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 13
Season One, Episode Thirteen
Air date July 9, 2009
Written by Dave Cohen, Jon Holmes, & Ben Ward
Episode guide
Episode 12
Series 2, Episode 1

Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 13 is the 13th episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 9th of July, 2009, on the CBBC.

This episode includes a lazy aristocrat inventing the sandwich, the Romans hosting their own revolting cookery show, William Shakespeare being haunted by the ghost of King Richard III.

Sketches Edit

Rotten Romans Edit

Roman Kitchen Nightmares Edit

A Roman chef is disgusted with the state of newly conquered Britain’s cuisine on “Roman Kitchen Nightmares”. (A Gordon Ramsey parody.)

Roman public toilets Edit

A naïve visitor is forced to use Rome’s (very) public communal toilets.

Vile Victorians Edit

Florence Nightengale in the Crimean War Edit

Florence Nightingale arrives at a Crimean hospital clearly in need of her help.

Song Edit

Main article: Burke & Hare

Awful Egyptians Edit

This is Your Reign Edit

Queen CleopatraEdit

Sorting Cleopatra’s tangled family tree.

Hatshepsut, the first female pharaohEdit

The story of Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh.

Terrible TudorsEdit

The Globe Theatre (Animated)Edit

The tumultuous history of the Globe Theatre.

Richard III & Shakespeare's historical accuracyEdit

The ghost of Richard III challenges William Shakespeare over the historical accuracy of the play based on the King’s life.

Vicious VikingsEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

The Viking ReportEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit

Sigurd the MightyEdit

Gorgeous GeorgiansEdit

Earl of SandwichEdit

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, “invents” the sandwich.

HHTV SportEdit

Lice RacingEdit


Rotten Romans Vile Victorians Awful Egyptians Terrible Tudors Vicious Vikings Gorgeous Georgians
Roman Kitchen Nightmares Roman public toilets Florence Nightengale Song This Is Your Reign Hatshepsut, the first female pharaoh The Globe Theatre Richard III & Shakespeare HHTV News Stupid Deaths Earl of Sandwich HHTV Sport
Mathew Baynton x
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland
Martha Howe-Douglas x
Jim Howick x
Laurence Rickard x
Ben Willbond
Lisa Devlin
Susie Donkin
Javone Prince
Steve Punt
George Sawyer
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
Terry Deary
Meera Syal
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


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