Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 11
Season One, Episode Eleven
Air date 25 June 2009
Written by Dave Cohen, Jon Holmes, George Poles, Steve Punt, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 11 is the eleventh episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 25th of June, 2009, on the CBBC.

This episode includes Queen Victoria learning that her British comforts are not very British, a Viking warrior who won't stop talking in rhyme, & 'Axe Factor', where the contestants try to become executioners.

Sketches Edit

Terrible Tudors Edit

Oh Yea! Magazine Edit

Royal SpecialEdit

Imagine SpotEdit

The Axe FactorEdit

Choosing the next royal executioner on “The Axe Factor” (parody of The X Factor).

Groovy GreeksEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit

General PausaniasEdit

Court of Historical LawEdit


Draco imposes his truly draconian punishments on an apple thief. 

Twisted FairytalesEdit

Sleeping BeautyEdit

Deals with the consequences of disobeying Draco's non-idleness law.

Vile VictoriansEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

The British Empire ReportEdit

Bob Hale gives a report on the British Empire. 


Main article: British Things

Vicious VikingsEdit

More Words We Get from the VikingsEdit

Viking poetryEdit

A returning warrior enthusiastically recites battle poetry to his distinctly skeptical friend.

Slimy StuartsEdit

Bonfire safety tips with Guy FawkesEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

The Battle of Marston MoorEdit

Mike Peabody reports live from the Battle of Marston Moor, where the English Civil War breaks out.

Measly Middle AgesEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit

The Grim Reaper finally gets fed up while processing the overflow of casualties from the plague, floods, Hundred Years’ War, etc.

Ready Steady FeastEdit

Phillipe & Jean ClaudeEdit

Live from the Siege of Orleans. 


Terrible Tudors Groovy Greeks Vile Victorians Vicious Vikings Slimy Stuarts Measly Middle Ages
Oh Yea! Magazine Imagine Spot Stupid Deaths Court of Historical Law Twisted Fairytales HHTV News Song Words We Get From the Vikings Viking poetry Bonfire safety tips HHTV News Stupid Deaths Ready Steady Feast
Mathew Baynton x x
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland x x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x
Jim Howick x x
Laurence Rickard x 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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