Series 6 Episode 12



'Orrible Oliver Cromwell


Oliver Cromwell rises from obscurity, challenges King Charles I in the English Civil War, and ultimately orders the King’s execution – as he says, a it was a ‘cruel necessity’. In other parts of Britain there are a bunch of oddly named Puritan soldiers, and the great writers Shakespeare and Milton square up for a word battle.


Monday 3rd August 2015


Horrible Histories Series 6 Episode 12-'Orrible Oliver Cromwell-1-Title screen

Oyez! Magazine: Cromwell isn’t as impressive in Parliament as he was thought to be

History’s Craziest Fools: Charles I. The silly old King was given the option to make peace with the man who ended up responsible for his own death, and just left his more questions from his question!

Chaos! The Civil War board game. Play rounds and rounds of the Civil War, acting out every confusing step of the Roundheads, Cavaliers, Scots, Irish-the list goes on! (parody of Risk)

The new General calls out a register of weird names in the Roundhead army (animated)

A preview for the film Full Metal Helmet is soon ceased with some misunderstanding of the real Civil War hero

Water Beware!: The dangers of drinking water

SONG: The Cruel Necessity: Jolly Olly (for once) sings about what happened after executing the King, and the parliaments which soon failed under his reign

Cromwell denies the right to be king outright

Cromwell’s Britain: the things Cromwell banned during his time as leader don’t please one young girl

Chatty Death: Death awkwardly tells ‘Crommus’ about the Restoration, leaving him pretty speechless-oooohh dear!


The Cruel Necessity (Parody of The Bear Necessities from The Jungle Book)


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