Horrible Histories - Series 3, Episode 5
Season Three, Episode Five
Air date 3 June 2011
Written by Dave Cohen, Gerard Foster, Giles Pilbrow, Laurence Rickard, Colin Swash, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 3, Episode 5 was the 31st episode of Horrible Histories, having first aired on the 3rd of June, 2011, on the CBBC.

This episode includes a Welsh prince from the Middle Ages who had a very stupid death, King Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette going on Historical Wife Swap with some starving French peasants, a Tudor peasant getting a super-hot makeover from Historical Fashion Fix, & Queen Cleopatra singing about her femme fatale reputation.


Measly Middle AgesEdit

John Balliol's Release RequestEdit

John Balliol is dissatisfied with his luxurious exile.

Stupid DeathsEdit

Gruffydd Ap LlywelynEdit

Griffith tells what happened when he was escaping from the Tower of London.

Rotten RomansEdit

Historical HospitalEdit

Claudius Gallar, Roman DoctorEdit

A Roman physician prescribes gladiator’s blood as a tonic. 

Shouty ManEdit

Criminal's HeadEdit

Fabulous FrenchEdit

Historical Wife SwapEdit

Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette swap with a peasant familyEdit

Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette swap with a distinctly unimpressed starving peasant family.

Frightful First World WarEdit

Multi-Country SoldiersEdit

A new British arrival to the trenches struggles to locate a familiar accent amid the Commonwealth forces. 


Ladies’ tights help Scots soldiers keep warm & safe in the trenches. 

Terrible TudorsEdit

Elizabeth I's ChristmasEdit

Elizabeth I’s Christmas present turns out to be a timekeeping revolution (from the Christmas Special). 


Special footwear helped women keep dry in muddy streets–but looking where they were going helped even more. 

Historical Fashion FixEdit

Tudor PeasantEdit
The latest peasant to have a makeover is unappreciative of his noble transformation. Edit

Awful EgyptiansEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

The Tutankhamen ReportEdit


Main article: Ra Ra Cleopatra


Measly Middle Ages Rotten Romans Fabulous French Frightful First World War Terrible Tudors Awful Egyptians

John Balliol's Release Request

Stupid Deaths Historical Hospital Shouty Man Historical Wife Swap

Multi-Country Soldiers

Advertisement Elizabeth I's Christmas Animation Historical Fashion Fix HHTV News Song
Mathew Baynton x x x x
Simon Farnaby x x x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x x
Jim Howick x
Laurence Rickard x x x
Ben Willbond x x x
Susie Donkin
Lawry Lewin x
Alice Lowe x
Dominique Moore
Rhashan Stone
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
David Baddiel
Terry Deary
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson
Dave Lamb


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