Next Episode of Horrible Histories is
Season 8 / Episode 7 and airs on 28 August 2017 17:20
Sketches, cartoons and quizzes liberally splattered with blood and gore, based on the books published by Scholastic.
This week Horrible Histories charts the path towards true love - and some of history's biggest and most ridiculous romantics are in the spotlight.
With his woeful record for choosing the right woman, Henry VIII enlists the help of Maître d' Fred Sirieix as he tries to find the right wife on Historic First Dates. Elsewhere, we sample some Medieval Munich Love Magic, see how Renaissance men tried to impress the ladies, listen to some of History's greatest love letters, and watch as King Alfonso of Spain's wedding takes a turn he's not expecting.
A look at some of history's greatest artists, from the first images painted onto the walls of caves through to Chris Ofili's work with elephant poo. We discover the most stolen painting in history, how Picasso and Dali found innovative ways of paying for things without using money, the horror of painting people smiling, and see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Renaissance Artists help a lady in distress.
This week Horrible Histories takes a look at the world's greatest Heroes and Villains: on the Heroic side, we've everything from Douglas Bader's frequent escapes to the first men on the moon and Martin Luther King Jr, whereas our more Villainous side contains Al Capone, Rameses the Great, and Steve Biceps brings us History's Deadly 60.
In this week's episode mankind's most Ingenious Inventors are given the Horrible Histories treatment, as we take in everything from the invention of the wheel to the crisp, featuring the Gutenberg press, the man who invented both the dictionary (very successfully) and manned flight (less successfully), and the Greeks vs the Chinese battling as to which of them are History's best inventors.
A look at US presidents.
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