Horrible Histories - Series 2, Episode 11
Season Two, Episode Eleven
Air date 13 July 2010
Written by Dave Cohen, Gerard Foster, Jon Holmes, Greg Jenner, Caroline Norris, Giles Pilbrow, Laurence Rickard, Colin Swash, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 2, Episode 11 was the 24th episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 13th of July, 2010 on the CBBC.

This episode includes barmy Roman emperor Caligula failing to invade Britain, King Henry VIII playing tennis while Anne Boleyn is executed, & some Saxon monks throwing a party.

Sketches Edit

Rotten Romans Edit

Caligula attacks the sea Edit

Caligula recoups by attacking the sea after forgetting to tell the army about his planned British invasion.

Life as a legionary Edit

Measly Middle Ages Edit

The plague forecast Edit

Scottish warriors invade plague-full England Edit

Scots warriors don’t notice the glaring flaw in their plan to invade plague-weakened England until it’s too late. 

My Big Fat (Medieval Scottish) WeddingEdit

An English groom encounters some awkward marriage traditions in “My Big Fat (Medieval Scottish) Wedding”.

Smashing SaxonsEdit


Main article: Funky Monks

It’s not all work & no play for monks - when the bishop’s not around!

Awful EgyptiansEdit

Ready Steady FeastEdit

Ancient Egyptian ClassesEdit

Comparing the diets of a peasant & pyramid builder.


Pyramid WeeklyEdit

Pyramid Weekly magazine offers a stone-of-the-month scheme.

Awesome USAEdit

Dodgy War Inventions (Animated)Edit

No. 21: The first ironclad shipEdit

General Stonewall JacksonEdit

General Stonewall Jackson shows off his narcolepsy & (many) other eccentricities.

Groovy GreeksEdit

Spartan High's parent/teacher nightEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit


The Greek Lawmaker, although cruel, was a bit too loved by a Greek audience!

Terrible TudorsEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

The Catholic ReportEdit
King Henry VIII plays tennis whilst his wife is executedEdit

King Henry VIII plays tennis while his Queen Anne Boleyn is executed.


Rotten Romans Measly Middle Ages Smashing Saxons Awful Egyptians Awesome USA Groovy Greeks Terrible Tudors
Caligula attacks the sea Life as a legionary The plague forecast Scottish warriors invade plague-full England My Big Fat (Medieval Scottish) Wedding Song Ready Steady Feast Pyramid Weekly Dodgy War Inventions General Stonewall Jackson Spartan High's parent/teacher night Stupid Deaths HHTV News
Mathew Baynton x x x
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x x
Jim Howick x x
Laurence Rickard x x x
Ben Willbond x x
Susie Donkin
Lawry Lewin
Alice Lowe x
Nathaniel Martello-White
Dominique Moore x
Daniel Taylor
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
David Baddiel
Terry Deary
Alexei Sayle
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson
Dave Lamb


  • This was the only time where Mathew Baynton played the Roman emperor Caligula instead of Simon Farnaby. 

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