Horrible Histories - Series 4, Episode 2
Season Four, Episode Two
Air date 10 April 2012
Written by Dave Cohen, Ali Crockatt, Gerard Foster, Giles Pilbrow, Laurence Rickard, David Scott, George Sawyer, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 4, Episode 2 was the 41st episode of Horrible Histories, the second of Series 4. It first aired on the 10th of April 2012, on the CBBC.

This episode includes Henry VIII appearing on a TV show hoping to raise money from his antique abbeys, Charles Darwin singing about his theory of Natural Selection, & a pirate captain aiming to be Lord Sugar's next Historical Apprentice.


Vile VictoriansEdit

Victoria & Albert’s Photo Love StoryEdit

Victoria & Albert’s love story. 

Terrible TudorsEdit

Martin Luther's OfficeEdit

Martin Luther’s obsession with his own effluent makes a visit to his office distinctly awkward. 

Cash in the AbbeyEdit

Henry VIII hopes to do very well indeed out of his appearance on “Cash in the Abbey” (parody of Cash in the Attic). 


Protestants & Catholics alike are up for a rousing game of "Hide & Priest". 

Savage Stone AgeEdit

HHTV NewsEdit

The Human Evolution ReportEdit


Main article: Natural Selection

Putrid PiratesEdit

Historical ApprenticeEdit

Team Pirate & Team Merchant vie to move cargo overseas (featuring special guest Chris Addison). 

Quiz QuestionEdit

What was unusual about Black Bart

A: He liked to dress up in ladies' skirts
B: He refused to fight on Sundays
C: He had a pet albatross

Woeful Second World WarEdit

Attempting to foil German Railway SpiesEdit

An attempt to foil German railway spies creates unexpected problems for the British passengers. 

Petrol Rationing (Animation)Edit

Finding unique ways to cope with petrol rationing. 

Slimy StuartsEdit

Oh Yea! MagazineEdit

Nell Gwynn SpecialEdit

Features Nell Gwynn, the first actress to perform on stage. Superstars of the Stuart Stage!

Dining with Charles II in front of the poorEdit

An ambassador learns the hard way just how literally Charles II dines in public. 


Vile Victorians Terrible Tudors Savage Stone Age Putrid Pirates Woeful Second World War Slimy Stuarts

Victoria & Albert’s Photo Love Story

Martin Luther's Office Cash in the Abbey Advertisement HHTV News Song Historical Apprentice Attempting to foil German Railway Spies Animation Oh Yea! Magazine Dining with Charles II
Mathew Baynton x x x x x x x
Simon Farnaby x x
Sarah Hadland x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x x
Jim Howick x x x
Laurence Rickard x x x
Ben Willbond x x x x
Jalaal Hartley
Katherine Jakeways
Lawry Lewin x
Jason Lewis
Dominique Moore
Jessica Ransom x
Giles Terera
Katy Wix
Chris Addison x
Jermain Defoe
Mark Gatiss
Amir Khan
Steve Pemberton
Reece Shearsmith
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston) x
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson


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