Homeschool History

Homeschool History

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmmf
Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories’ Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.


The First Emperor of China
Jul 6 • 16 min
Join host Greg Jenner and travel back over 2,000 years to meet the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Learn all about the discovery of his world famous Terracotta Army, the fierce lengths he went to in order to unify China and why he was so fixated…
Cleopatra
Jun 29 • 14 min
Join Greg Jenner in Ancient Egypt to meet the famous Queen Cleopatra. Learn all about her remarkable reign, the reason she was prevented from ruling alone, and why she once had to make an entrance wrapped in a duvet. Presented by Greg Jenner Produced by…
The Stone Age
Jun 22 • 14 min
Join Greg Jenner in The Stone Age and meet the Neolithic people of Skara Brae - a perfectly preserved ancient settlement discovered in the Orkney Islands, which can still be seen today. Presented by Greg Jenner Produced by Abi Paterson Script by Gabby…
Roman Gladiators
Jun 15 • 15 min
Join Greg Jenner in Ancient Rome to meet the Gladiators. Discover the pros and cons of life as a Gladiator, how the rebellion of Spartacus led to improved conditions in Gladiator schools and learn your Samnites from your Retiarius. We will even tell you…
Mansa Musa
Jun 8 • 14 min
Join Greg Jenner in medieval West Africa for a fun homeschool history lesson on Mansa Musa, ruler of the Mali Empire and the richest man to ever live. Hear the story of his legendary pilgrimage to Mecca, how his generosity once devalued gold in Cairo, and…
The Battle of Hastings
Jun 1 • 14 min
Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on The Battle of Hastings. Examine the events and all the key players in the lead up to 1066 - Harold, William, Tostig and even the Viking Hulk! Also discover why it’s never a good idea to be a bit of a…
Florence Nightingale
May 25 • 14 min
Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the woman who changed the face of healthcare forever, Florence Nightingale. Learn about how she forged her own path to become a nurse, the obstacles she had to overcome to care for troops overseas…
Pocahontas
May 18 • 15 min
Join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on Pocahontas, a Native American woman and daughter of prominent leader Wahunsenacawh, who was captured by British colonists in the 17th century and brought to England. You’ve seen Disney’s Pocahontas, but…
Charles Dickens
May 11 • 15 min
We all know he wrote the original Muppet Christmas Carol, but what else is there to know about Charles Dickens? From a childhood working in the factories of Victorian London, to becoming a literary superstar with books such as Oliver Twist and Great…
Mary Queen of Scots
May 4 • 15 min
What would you do if you became Queen when you were six days old, all your friends were called Mary, and your brother (and a lot of other powerful people) kept trying to ruin your life? Welcome to the life of Mary Queen of Scots. From Baby Queen to…
The Space Race
Apr 27 • 14 min
Join host Greg Jenner as he skyrockets back to the 20th century for a homeschool history lesson on the space race. From ancient Assyrian astrology to modern spacecraft, we explore how superpowers Russia (Team USSR) and America (Team USA) raced each other…
The Restoration
Apr 20 • 14 min
Join host Greg Jenner for a rambunctious romp through 17th century Britain to learn all about Charles II and the restoration of the monarchy. As well as finding out where to get the best cup of coffee in Restoration London, we’ll discover why Charles II…
Welcome to Homeschool History
Apr 15 • 1 min
Greg Jenner introduces his new series of fun history lessons for all the family.