Henry VIII is so demanding he has a brick wall built at his bedroom door every night, those vicious Vikings find that sorry seems to be the hardest word and hold your nose in Versailles because Louis XIV hasn't got any loos!
Monday 4th September 2017
EDITORS: David Staite, Will Porter, Adam Windmill, Jon Dean
PRODUCERS: Tom Miller, Lisa Mitchell
DIRECTORS: Steve Connelly, Ian Curtis, Adam Jenkins
PUPPETEER: John Eccleston ANIMATION: Studio 43
COMPOSER: Richie Webb HISTORICAL CONSULTANT: Greg Jenner
ADDITIONAL VOICES: Jon Culshaw
Get ready for some serious bad behaviour, as Horrible Histories brings you the most ruthless rulers of all time. Henry VIII is so demanding he has a brick wall built at his bedroom door every night, those vicious Vikings find that sorry seems to be the hardest word, hold your nose in Versailles because Louis XIV hasn't got any loos, and rock out with the Warlords from Hell - take it away Genghis and Vlad
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