Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 3
Season One, Episode Three
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Air date 30 April 2009
Written by Mark Blakewill, James Harris, Jon Holmes, Steve Punt, Ben Ward, & Arnold Widdowson
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Horrible Histories Series 1, Episode 3 was the third episode of Horrible Histories. It first aired on the 30th of April, 2009 on the CBBC.

This episode includes a Roman emperor finding a nasty alternative to candles, an Egyptian trying to save money on mummification, & the Roundheads & Cavaliers taking part in Historical Wife Swap.


Wicked WitchesEdit

Witchfinder's DirectEdit

Let a random old lady take the blame for your bad luck with Witchfinder’s Direct.

Twisted FairytalesEdit

The Frog PrinceEdit

Art ShowEdit

The Middle Ages (Witch)Craft ShowEdit

The Middle Ages (Witch)Craft Show demonstrates how accusations can also be used to get revenge.

Vicious VikingsEdit

Top Three Weird Viking BeliefsEdit

3. The origin of the first man & woman.

In between the third & second belief, meet Asgot the Clumsy & Eric Bloodaxes. 

2. Who holds the sky up.

After the second belief, Asgot the Clumsy attempts to bluff his way into Valhalla–to avoid the Viking equivalent of hell.

1. The story of Thor searching for his stolen hammer. The sketches that are featured are:

Potty PioneersEdit

Captain Robert Scott is well-prepared for his disastrous race to the South Pole.

Awful EgyptiansEdit


Making a MummyEdit

A picky widow chooses a mummification style for her husband.

Shoury ManEdit

All-Purpose Ancient Egyptian MummyEdit

Rotten RomansEdit

Nero uses Christians as candles.

Imagine SpotsEdit

HHTV Sport: Lions VS. ChristiansEdit

Slimy StuartsEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

Charles I's executionEdit

Historical Wife SwapEdit

1660: The Miserables swap with The MerrysEdit


Wicked Witches Vicious Vikings Potty Pioneers Awful Egyptians Rotten Romans Slimy Stuarts
Witchfinder's Direct Twisted Fairytales Art Show Weird Viking Beliefs Asgot & Eric Captain Scott Song Shouty Man Nero's Christian Candles Imagine Spot/HHTV Sport HHTV News Historical Wife Swap
Mathew Baynton x
Simon Farnaby x
Sarah Hadland x
Martha Howe-Douglas
Jim Howick x
Laurence Rickard
Ben Willbond
Lisa Devlin
Susie Donkin
Javone Prince
Steve Punt
George Sawyer
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
Terry Deary
Meera Syal x
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


  • This was the only episode to use the sketch "Wicked Witches". 

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