Homeschool History

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China20200706Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

The First Emperor Of China20200706Join 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 on discovering the secret to eternal life.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Abi Paterson
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Leon Rocha

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the first Emperor of China.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

01The Restoration20200420Join 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 Resoration London, we’ll discover why Charles II was known as the Merry Monarch (spoiler - there’s lots of parties) and how he reacted when Parliament decided to chop off his Dad’s head.

Join us for a homeschool history lesson on the ultimate King of Bling.

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a home school history lesson on the restoration of the monarchy.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

Something for the whole family: a fun 15-minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on 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 was known as the Merry Monarch (spoiler - there’s lots of parties) and how he reacted when Parliament decided to chop off his Dad’s head.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Rebecca Rideal

02The Space Race20200427Join 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 into space to land the first person on the Moon. But don't worry, we’ll also cover the really important stuff like which dogs went into orbit and the dangers of going to the toilet in a spacecraft.

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the space race.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 into space, aiming to be the first to land a man on the Moon.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Tom Ellis
A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Something for the whole family: a fun 15-minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

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 into space, aiming to be the first to land a man on the Moon.

But don't worry, we’ll also cover the really important stuff like which dogs went into orbit and the dangers of going to the toilet in a spacecraft.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Tom Ellis
A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the space race.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

03Mary Queen Of Scots20200504Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on Mary Queen of Scots.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 Executed Martyr, join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on one of the most magnificent monarchs of the 16th century.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Professor Kate Williams
A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

04Charles Dickens20200511Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Charles Dickens.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 Expectations, join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on one of the most iconic authors of all time.

You’ll be left wanting more (sir).

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Emily Bell

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Charles Dickens.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

05Pocahontas20200518Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Pocahontas.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 how much of it is true? Tune in and find out.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Misha Ewen
Native American Pamunkey advisor: Ethan Brown of the Pamunkey tribe.

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Pocahontas.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

06Florence Nightingale20200525Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Florence Nightingale.

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 and how she continued to fight for healthcare reform in her pyjamas.

It’s time to meet the lady with the lamp.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Ben Green
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Melissa Chatton from The Florence Nightingale Museum
A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Florence Nightingale.

07The Battle Of Hastings20200601Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on The Battle of Hastings.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 show off in front of the British troops just before a big battle.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Abi Paterson
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Marc Morris

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

08Mansa Musa20200608Join Greg Jenner for a fun history lesson on the richest man to ever live, Mansa Musa.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 how his leadership impacted the world through trade, academia and architecture.

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Abi Paterson
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Sirio Canós-Donnay

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

09Roman Gladiators20200615Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the Roman Gladiators.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the Roman Gladiators.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 what the snack of choice was inside the arena!

Presented by Greg Jenner
Produced by Abi Paterson
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Professor Michael Scott

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

10The Stone Age2020062220200623 (R4)Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

Join Greg Jenner for a fun home school history lesson on the Stone Age.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Prof Mike Parker Pearson

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.

11Cleopatra20200629Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of Queen Cleopatra.

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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 Abi Paterson
Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Historical consultant: Dr Joyce Tyldesley

A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4

Something for the whole family: a fun 15 minute history lesson with Greg Jenner.