Horrible Histories - Series 3, Episode 8
Season Three, Episode Eight
Air date 21 June 2011
Written by Dave Cohen, Greg Jenner, Giles Pilbrow, Laurence Rickard, Joe Tucker, Ben Ward, & Raphael Warner
Episode guide
Episode 7
Episode 9

Horrible Histories - Series 3, Episode 8 was the 34th episode of Horrible Histories, having first aired on the 21st of June, 2011, on the CBBC.

This episode includes HHTV reporter Mike Peabody getting caught up in the French Revolution, Henry VIII enjoying a highly dangerous sport for children, Saxon king Ethelred the Unready suffering online bullying from the Vikings, & the Suffragettes setting the record straight in song.

Sketches Edit

Measly Middle Ages Edit

William II's hunting accident Edit

William II meets his death in a mysterious hunting accident.

Stupid Deaths Edit

Henry I Edit

Fabulous French Edit

HHTV News Edit

The storming of the Bastille Edit

Mike Peabody reports live from the storming of the Bastille.

Art Show Edit

Madam Tussaud's Make Show Edit

Madam Tussaud teaches how to make death masks of the French Revolution's victims.

Smashing Saxons Edit

Movie Trailer Edit

Kidnapped! Edit

A lone man embarks on a (not-entirely-)desperate quest to find his stolen wife in “Kidnapped!”. (An historical epic film trailer parody)

Words We Get From History Edit

Even More Words We Get From The Saxons Edit

Terrible Tudors Edit

Historical Head Teachers Edit

Mr. Bullen: Tudor Headmaster Edit

Mr. Bullen demands that a student start his schoolday at 4:30 am.

HHTV SportEdit

Horse racing with King Henry VIIIEdit

Horse racing with King Henry VIII–& child jockeys.

Vicious VikingsEdit

Winter Cooking with the Hairy VikingsEdit

“Winter Cooking with the Hairy Vikings” always involves a bit of walrus (parody of the Hairy Bikers).

Historical DesktopsEdit

Ethelred the UnreadyEdit

Ethelred the Unready suffers cyberbullying at the hands of Viking raiders.

Potty PioneersEdit


Main article: The Suffragettes' Song

The Suffragettes sing about their struggles & extreme measures they go through to get women the right to vote. 


Measly Middle Ages Fabulous French Smashing Saxons Terrible Tudors Vicious Vikings Potty Pioneers
William II's hunting accident Stupid Deaths HHTV News Madam Tussaud’s Make Show Movie Trailer Words We Get From History Historical Head Teachers HHTV Sports Winter Cooking with the Hairy Vikings Historical Desktops Song
Mathew Baynton x
Simon Farnaby x x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x x
Jim Howick x
Laurence Rickard x
Ben Willbond x x x
Susie Donkin
Lawry Lewin
Alice Lowe x
Dominique Moore
Rhashan Stone
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
David Baddiel
Terry Deary
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson
Dave Lamb


External LinksEdit