Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 12
Season One, Episode Twelve
Air date 2 July 2009
Written by Dave Cohen, George Sawyer, Jon Holmes, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 12 is the twelfth episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 2nd of July, 2009, on the CBBC.

This episode includes a Victorian teacher being confused by her pupils' bizarre names, the Romans running out of animals to execute, & Queen Victoria advertising her exercise DVD.


Smashing SaxonsEdit

Monk mealtimesEdit

Mealtime charades in a monastery take an unexpected turn.

Art ShowEdit

The Monk Art ShowEdit

How to write like a monk–if you can survive the ink-making process.

Vile VictoriansEdit

Victorian schoolchildren namesEdit

Schoolchildren have some very unusual names.

Workout with Queen VictoriaEdit

Queen Victoria pitches her workout regime.

Rotten RomansEdit

Roman gladiator games run out of animalsEdit

The gladiator games run out of animals at the worst possible moment.

Animals "я" UsEdit

Checking in with Execution Animals “Я” Us.

Measly Middle AgesEdit

Twisted FairytalesEdit

The Ugly DucklingEdit

In this twisted version, the Ugly Duckling ends up getting eaten by the Royals, who were the only people allowed to eat swans.

The Earl of Warwick's dinner party preparationEdit

The Earl of Warwick checks on preparations for his dinner party.

Groovy GreeksEdit

Song, Part 1Edit

Main article: We are Greek

A Flanders & Swann pastiche. 

The first play everEdit

The first play in history.

Song, Part 2Edit

Main article: We are Greek

Stupid DeathsEdit


Woeful Second World WarEdit

Taking in evacuated childrenEdit

Join the Hitler YouthEdit

Joining the Hitler Youth–or else.

Top Three Strangest Hitler Survival Rumours (Animated)Edit


Smashing Saxons Vile Victorians Rotten Romans Measly Middle Ages Groovy Greeks Woeful Second World War
Monk mealtimes The Monk Art Show Victorian schoolchildren names Workout with Queen Victoria Roman gladiator games

Animals "я" Us

Twisted Fairytales The Earl of Warwick Song, Part 1 The first play ever Song, Part 2 Stupid Deaths Taking in evacuated children Join the Hitler Youth Top Three Strangest Hitler Survival Rumors
Mathew Baynton x
Simon Farnaby x
Sarah Hadland
Martha Howe-Douglas x x
Jim Howick
Laurence Rickard
Ben Willbond x
Lisa Devlin
Susie Donkin
Javone Prince
Steve Punt
George Sawyer
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
Terry Deary
Meera Syal x
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


  • This would be the last episode to air "Twisted Fairytales" with Meera Syal. 

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