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My favorite way to learn history

8.24.2016


Waaay back in 2011 before I traveled to London and subsequently took a break from all things British (spoiler: I didn't have a great time), I published a post about the show Horrible Histories. Now 5 years later, I discovered that the whole series is available as part of my Hulu subscription. I think I'd only made it through season 3, and they ended up making 2 more that I never saw, and my love is now rekindled. This summer has been weird and full of self-pity and self-loathing, so having this little show available to make me laugh has been a gift.

Here's a round-up of the songs I've had happily stuck in my head for the last month. Unfortunately the CBBC has really been cracking down on illegal videos of the show, so most of these are missing their hilarious sets/production/actors. Really, you should just get a Hulu subscription. This show alone is worth it!

RAF Pilots (as Take That)



Mary Tudor (as Kate Bush)



Aztec Priests (as The Bee Gees)



The Thinkers (as The Beatles)



Charles Darwin (as David Bowie)



Charles Dickens (as Morrissey)



Vikings (as Simon & Garfunkel)



Victoria & Albert



The Emperors (as Michael Jackson)



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