Rattus Rattus is the talking rat host of the Horrible Histories Sketch series. He is performed by John Eccleston, assisted by Scott Brooker.  He is a reoccurring character


Series 4


Rattus is bubbly, making frequent jokes. He is generally very likeable.


  • he was going deaf.
  • He has a girlfriend in Series 4
  • He's a serial killer who killed a pet flea.
  • In the Big Proms Party special, he enters the Royal Albert Hall via a sewage drainpipe.
  • He often uses a scrap from a baked beans tin as a shield and a wooden sword when talking about battles.
  • He once suggested that he would be a millionaire if there were a market for the fleas on his body.



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