Homeschool History

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Ancient Egyptian Religion20210222Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson exploring the many Gods and belief systems of Ancient Egypt. In a world of hippo-crocs and party cows (yes really!) discover how the path to the after-life was determined by the goodness of your heart and how mummification was really all about transformation and not preservation.

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on Ancient Egyptian Religion.

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

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

Leonardo Da Vinci20210208Join Greg Jenner in 15th-century Italy to meet Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most influential artists to ever live.

While Leonardo is renowned for creating the Mona Lisa, the most famous painting in the world, he was also a fantastic inventor and dreamed up all kinds of marvellous creations that wouldn't become reality for another 500 years.

Script: Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
Historical Consultant: Professor Catherine Fletcher
Research Assistant: Hannah MacKenzie
Producer: Abi Paterson

Produced by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on Leonardo da Vinci.

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

Life In Roman Pompeii20210315Join Greg Jenner for a fun Homeschool History lesson on life in Roman Pompeii, as we share what archeologists have discovered from the town that was frozen in time 2000 years ago.

How did they brush their teeth? What was the name of the local pub? And just how do we know so much about what they ate?

Historical Consultant: Professor Mary Beard.
Produced by Abi Paterson
Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie

An Athletic production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun Homeschool History lesson on life in Roman Pompeii.

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

Mary Anning20210308Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the life of palaeontologist Mary Anning.

Due to her gender and social standing, Mary's vast contributions to palaeontology were often overlooked by the science community during her lifetime. She has since been voted one of the most influential women in the history of science.

Historical Consultant: Dr Rebecca Wragg Sykes
Produced by Abi Paterson
Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie

An Athletic production for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun history lesson on the life of palaeontologist Mary Anning.

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

Mary Seacole20210322Join Greg Jenner for a fun Homeschool History lesson on the life of Mary Seacole. Follow her adventures as she travels the world in her ambition to always care for others.

From life as the daughter of a hotelier in Jamaica to owner of the famous British Hotel in Crimea, where she volunteered to set up a business caring for injured soldiers, earning her the name Mother Seacole.

The Athletic production for BBC Radio 4

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

The Great Fire Of London20210201Join Greg Jenner in 17th-century London as an out of control fire razes much of the city to the ground. Why did it spread so quickly? Why wasn't it extinguished immediately? And why didn't anyone make the most of the opportunity to build a better London?

The Historical Consultant for this episode was Rebecca Rideal.
Produced by Abi Paterson
Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse
Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie

A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on The Great Fire of London.

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

The Scottish Wars Of Independence20210301Join Greg Jenner for a fun history lesson on the medieval Scottish Wars of Independence. Why couldn't England and Scotland get along? Why should you never battle on a bridge? And what one Earth does a spider have to do with anything?

Historical Consultant: Dr Iain MacInnes
Produced by Abi Paterson
Scripted by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch, Emma Nagouse and Greg Jenner
Research Assistance by Hannah MacKenzie

A production by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun history lesson on the Scottish Wars of Independence.

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

William Shakespeare20210215Join Greg Jenner in 16th century England to meet the bard himself, one of England's greatest writers, William Shakespeare.

How did he go from the son of a glove maker in Stratford Upon Avon to a famed theatre owner, actor and writer in London? What was life really like in a Shakespearean theatre? And which Disney film was influenced by his work hundreds of years later?

Produced by The Athletic for BBC Radio 4

Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on William Shakespeare.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

12The 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.

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