Horrible Histories - Series 1, Episode 6
Season One, Episode Six
Air date 21 May 2009
Written by Greg Jenner, Simon Littlefield, Laurence Rickard, George Sawyer, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories Series 1, Episode 6 was the sixth episode of the Horrible Histories TV series, having first aired on the 30th of April, 2009 on the CBBC.

This episode includes an evil Greek god airing on a daytime chat show, a rich Georgian swapping his wife with a peasant, & some weird medieval monsters making an appearance.


Measly Middle AgesEdit

Flagellant BeliefsEdit

A hapless thief tries to mug a flagellant.

The Made-Up Planet (Animation)Edit

Highlights from a typical medieval bestiary are spotlighted on “The Made-Up Planet”.

Vile VictoriansEdit


Victorian Claims DirectEdit

Be an exploited child labourer & get absolutely no compensation from Victorian Claims Direct. 

Chimney SweepsEdit

A chimney sweep & his young apprentice face unexpected obstacles on the job

Gorgeous GeorgiansEdit


A Gorgeous Georgian LadyEdit
Main article: A Gorgeous Georgian Lady

Historical Wife SwapEdit

1778: Lord & Lady Posh swap with The Peasant family Edit

Lord & Lady Posh from the Manor swap with the Peasant family of Poorville.

Potty PioneersEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit

Franz ReicheltEdit

Rotten RomansEdit

Imagine SpotsEdit

Things to remember when you're a Galley slaveEdit

A two-part parody of airline passenger announcements. 

Dodgy War InventionsEdit

No. 7: The OnagerEdit

Frightful First World WarEdit

Twisted FairytalesEdit

The Old Woman Who Lived in a ShoeEdit

Urinating on boots to soften the leather.

Lucky CharmsEdit

A soldier’s frantic hunt for his lucky charms might prove lucky itself.

Groovy GreeksEdit

Greek Myth TalkEdit

Chat show “Greek Myth Talk” tells the lurid story of Kronos & his attempt at filicide.


Measly Middle Ages Vile Victorians Gorgeous Georgians Potty Pioneers Rotten Romans Frightful First World War Groovy Greeks
Flagellant Beliefs The Made-Up Planet Victorian Claims Direct Chimney Sweeps Song Historical Wife Swap Stupid Deaths Imagine Spot Dodgy War Inventions Twisted Fairytales Lucky Charms Greek Myth Talk
Mathew Baynton x
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland
Martha Howe-Douglas
Jim Howick
Laurence Rickard
Ben Willbond
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) x
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


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