Horrible Histories - Series 5, Episode 4
Season Five, Episode Four
HH S5 E4
Air date 30 May 2013
Written by Gerard Foster, Giles Pilbrow, Laurence Rickard, & Ben Ward
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Horrible Histories - Series 5, Episode 4 was the 57th episode of Horrible Histories, the fourth episode of Series 5. It first aired on the 30th of May, 2013.

This episode features Dom Duckworth examining Charles II's magic touch, a Roman politician rapping about his lifestyle, & unusual soldiers being recruited for the Second World War.


Slimy StuartsEdit

HHTV InvestigatesEdit

Charles II's ability to cure scrofulaEdit

Dominic Duckworth investigates Charles II’s supposed ability to cure scrofula with a touch. 

Woeful Second World WarEdit

German DogEdit

German attempts to train canine spies start to get a bit over-optimistic.

Italy 1944 (Animated)Edit

The story of very furry Polish Corporal Wojtek

Vicious VikingsEdit

I Can’t Believe You Fed Me Seal Blubber!Edit

(parody of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! advertisements)


Erik the Red makes a commercial (& gets frostbite) in an attempt to lure settlers to the ‘sun-drenched paradise’ of Greenland (parody of Iceland advertisements). 

Rotten RomansEdit

Thou Hast Been Framed!Edit

Royal bloopersEdit

Featuring the best of royal bloopers. 


Main article: Crassus: Minted

(parody of Bonkers by Dizzee Rascal)

Gorgeous GeorgiansEdit

Jeremy BenthamEdit

A noble patron is bewildered by a visit to Jeremy Bentham’s office.

Words We Get From HistoryEdit

Words We Get From Jeremy BenthamEdit

Stupid DeathsEdit

Madame BlanchardEdit

Measly Middle AgesEdit

Anglo-Saxon ChronicleEdit

Keeping up with tumultuous medieval times just got easier thanks to Anglo-Saxon Chronicle magazine (newsmagazine parody). 

Historical ApprenticeEdit

Team Johannes Gutenberg V Team MonkEdit

Team Johannes Gutenberg & Team Monk vie to demonstrate the most efficient printing technology. 

Vile VictoriansEdit

Grace DarlingEdit

Grace Darling discovers a unique peril of pre-Internet celebrity. 

HHTV SportEdit

Emma Sharp, the woman who walked 1000 miles in 1000 hoursEdit

Live–if disbelieving–with Emma Sharp, the woman who walked a thousand miles in as many hours. 


Slimy Stuarts Woeful Second World War Vicious Vikings Rotten Romans Gorgeous Georgians Measly Middle Ages Vile Victorians
HHTV Investigates German Dog Italy 1944

I Can’t Believe You Fed Me Seal Blubber!

Greenland Thou Hast Been Framed! Song Jeremy Bentham Words We Get From History Stupid Deaths Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Historical Apprentice Grace Darling HHTV Sport
Mathew Baynton x x x x
Simon Farnaby x x x
Sarah Hadland x
Martha Howe-Douglas x x x x x x
Jim Howick x x x x x
Laurence Rickard x x x
Ben Willbond x x x
Susie Donkin
Katherine Jakeways
Lawry Lewin x x x
Alice Lowe
Dominique Moore
Steve Punt
Jessica Ransom
Giles Terera
Terry Deary
Mark Gatiss
Al Murray
Steve Pemberton
Reece Shearsmith
Rattus Rattus (voiced by John Eccleston)
Jon Culshaw
Jess Robinson
Dave Lamb


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