When you are looking for interesting historical facts, the TV show Horrible Histories is a good place to start.

Since this year marks the 70th anniversary of the 1945 armistice, we thought  a little recap of the war events was called for.

Bob Hale’s WWII report

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You all know Queen Elizabeth the second.  But did you know that the first English king was French?  Who was he?  William the Conquerer of course.  If you’ve ever wondered how to remember the list of English kings and queens, the fantastic team of “Horrible Histories” (the BBC Children TV show) are here to help with the following song.  Try to sing along (the lyrics are included!)

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Horrible Histories is a BBC TV show for children based on a series of books. It describes historical facts and includes all the ‘unpleasant’ parts of the stories so that children find it interesting.

The TV show was a great success because it was funny and interesting. Children and adults loved it. It covered many different historical periods and gave them names such as:

  • The Savage Stone Age
  • The Groovy Greeks
  • The Rotten Romans
  • The Vicious Vikings
  • The Stormin’ Normans
  • The Measly Middle Ages
  • The Terrible Tudors
  • The Vile Victorians
  • The Frightful First World War
  • The Woeful Second World War

Here is the scene about William the Conqueror and his wife Matilda. They were married for 30 years and had 11 children, but their romance had a difficult start.

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