Rattus Rattus is the talking rat host of the Horrible Histories Sketch series. He is performed by John Eccleston, assisted by Scott Brooker.  He is the host of the show.  


 being rat is nice. once i bumped my head on the wall of my hole and got concussed ... . . . now i haev concuission .. 


In the Series 4 Song Special, he is shown to have a nephew called Scrappus, in the Alfred The Great episode in series 6, he claims to have 7000 cousins, one of whom was eaten by The empress of China and in both the Series 4 Rotten Romance special. In the series seven Ridiculous Romantics episode he has a girlfriend called Ratile.


Rattus Rattus is energetic and entertaining. He often attempts to make jokes throughout Horrible Histories (Possibly trying to entertain the children audiences.) He is also VERY Mischievous.


  • In the Big Proms Party special, he enters the Royal Albert Hall via a sewage drainpipe.
  • He is shown to be able to play the drums in series six.
  • He also hosts HH Gory Games with Dave Lamb
  • He caused himself a concussion on one episode, when he was acting out how Claudius acted when he lost his regions, by slamming his head on the wall of his hole
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