Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 4
Season One, Episode Four
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Air date 7 May 2009
Written by Dave Cohen, Greg Jenner, Jon Holmes, Steve Punt, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories Series 1, Episode 4 was the fourth episode of the Horrible Histories TV Series. It first aired on May 7, 2009, on CBBC.

This episode includes the Tudors singing their family, Bob Hale explaining the Roman Empire in two minutes, & a mad Victorian gentleman eating King Louis XIV. 


Smashing SaxonsEdit

Saxon EastEndersEdit

“Saxon EastEnders” finds a ruler trying to mediate a family feud via the new Weregeld law. (A parody of EastEnders.) 

Anglo-Saxon Ghost HuntEdit

A paranormal researcher attempts to locate the source of a haunting in “Anglo-Saxon Ghost Hunt”. (A parody of Ghost Hunt.)

Vile VictoriansEdit

Ready Steady FeastEdit

Dr William Buckland, famed eater of weird things–including the preserved heart of a king. 

Stupid DeathsEdit

Matthew WebbEdit

Frightful First World WarEdit


TNT Hair DyeEdit

Dodgy War InventionsEdit

No. 16: Zepplin airshipEdit

Groovy GreeksEdit

Historical HospitalEdit

Hippocrates demonstrates his unorthodox diagnostic techniques.


Alexander the Great & his adviser Hephaestion debate whether or not to name yet another city Alexandria.

Rotten RomansEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

Bob Hale's Roman ReportEdit


Caligula tries improving his image with the help of a speechwriter.

Terrible TudorsEdit

Elizabethan NicknamesEdit

Elizabeth I’s habit of nicknaming her courtiers.

Oh Yea! MagazineEdit

Execution SpecialEdit


Main article: We're Tudors


Smashing Saxons Vile Victorians Frightful First World War Groovy Greeks Rotten Romans Terrible Tudors
Saxon EastEnders Anglo-Saxon Ghost Hunt Ready Steady Feast Stupid Deaths TNT Hair Dye Dodgy War Inventions Historical Hospital Alexandria HHTV News Caligula Elizabethan Nicknames Oh Yea! Magazine Song
Mathew Baynton
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x
Jim Howick x x x
Laurence Rickard x
Ben Willbond x
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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