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Horrible Histories: Complete Series 1-3 Box Set [DVD]

Dominic Brigstocke , Steve Connelly    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
Price: 13.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Directors: Dominic Brigstocke, Steve Connelly
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Jun 2012
  • Run Time: 1100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007JG5IIC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,899 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews Review

A lovely series this, based on a terrific series of books. Horrible Histories takes a gleeful look back at history, mixing in lots of unpleasant moments with many funny ones. It’s a recipe that shouldn’t work, but very much does. Aimed at youngsters, it presents an engaging, accessible and outlandish look at history.

You get the first three series in this collection, that takes you through the Middle Ages, wars, the Greeks, the Romans and the Vikings, and each is treated with due respect. But Horrible Histories, with its sketch-like approach, has a lot of fun with it all too. Frequently very funny indeed, whether you’re young or old, it’s educational and genuinely entertaining. That’s some balance that it manages to achieve, and yet the tone is pretty near perfect. Furthermore, it’s savvy enough to move onto the next topic quickly enough, so boredom or disinterest isn’t given the slightest chance to slip in.

The DVD set throws in some welcome and equally fun extra features, too. It’s a well-collated mix of outtakes, deleted material and quiz questions, with a few songs thrown in for good measure. And, coupled with the number of episodes you get--there is, after all, nearly 20 hours of Horrible Histories here--it proves to be a terrific all-round package. Heartily recommended.

Product Description

The multi award-winning series that revels in history’s most gruesome, bizarre, unpleasant, silly – but funniest moments.
From the Woeful World Wars, the Measly Middle Ages and the Savage Stone Age to Cut-throat Celts, Groovy Greeks, Rotten Romans, Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians, Horrible Histories celebrates the strange facts, rotten rulers, gory battles, crazy inventions and weird and wonderful stories from the past in sketches and songs.

Special Features
Unseen sketches
Deleted Scenes
Savage Songs
Quiz questions

“Horrible Histories isn't just the best show on children's television – it's one of the smartest comedies on TV” The Guardian

“We wish history had been taught like this in our day!” TV Times

“Full of outlandish and memorable facts.” Sunday Express

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
70 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT !!!!! Very Highly Recommended 11 July 2012
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Ok, I admit it, I'm in my 60s. But I absolutely love this series.

I was originally put on to watching a couple of episodes on TV by the grandchildren and was hooked from the start.

From the acting to the styling to the direction to the production......(I could go on) in every respect, this programme is top notch. I am a lover of history anyway, but if it had been taught in any way as good as this when I was at school, I would have been even more hooked.

How would I score it? - 8/5 (ok, my math is not quite as good as it was)
Recommended? - Absolutely, emphatically YES
Suitable age group? - 6 to 106
Other comments? - Whether you have kids or not, if you have the remotest interest in history, BUY IT!!!!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing series 3 Nov 2013
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If you have never seen horrible histories you need to! Not only is it educational but it is done in a very entertaining and funny way. Perfect for kids and big kids! The Boxset has each series in it's own slimline case and they are housed in a card sleeve which is lovely for anyone wanting the whole collection in one Boxset, like me!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great 16 July 2012
By Lois
My kids (7 and 10) absolutely loved this. And it has sent them off to the library to get all the books out to read for more in depth information - and of course the books are also great. The songs in particular are excellent, and the high degree of humor makes it a very bearable watch for adults.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I'm looking forward to giving this to my daughter for Christmas, she will love it! It teaches children about history in a fun way. Great box set, the sleeves are thinner than usual so it doesn't take up as much space.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ! 6 Jan 2013
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Very education but fun and easy watching and learning my daughter loved this will be looking to get further series
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By xaiko
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This is definitely way better than textbook in terms of introductory History. A great way for adults and kiddies to get acquainted with history I guess? I highly recommend this to any parents and their kids.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horribly Hysterical 5 Sep 2012
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HI, I'M A SHOUTY FORTY SOMETHING YEAR OLD AND I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU ABOUT HORRIBLE HISTORIES! I was introduced to this series by my 30 something year old brother. History was never this cool or funny!!! The series includes cartoon and live sketches which cover every aspect of history from the Egyptians, Saxons and Vikings right up to the Victorian age. The actors are great and really complement each other. It also includes cameo appearances by Terry Deary who wrote the original books from which these are devised. I hated history at school but this is just the ticket for any kids who hate it as well...the songs are brilliant! In a nutshell, watch it, laugh out loud and learn!!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very popular 3 July 2012
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I bought this for my grandchildren who visit me and cannot play outside because of the weather! It is very popular even if they have seen it before. The list of all the kings and queens of England is watched and many other episodes are learned and recited with enjoyment. Suitable mainly for children 7 to 12.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A great DVD. My 7 year old loves the series.
A fantastic price too! 5 stars for the delivery too.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. R. E. Jeffels
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastically factual and funny
Great service from ordering to the delivery 10/10. Learning history is really fun with these DVD's. I would buy these DVD's again.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs M Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars We loved it!
A must have for teaching history, the children can't get enough of it, they are begging to watch more.
The children actually remember the fabulous facts. Read more
Published 2 months ago by chrissy0
5.0 out of 5 stars just fantastic
Only discovered this programme a couple of months ago, why was I not told about this?! One of funniest sketch shows ever, enjoyed my both me and my 5 year old, have learnt loads... Read more
Published 2 months ago by S E Hockleyford
5.0 out of 5 stars Gret!
My 8 year old daughter absolutely loves this box set and has watched it time and time again. Bonus that she is actually learning facts without realizing it.
Published 2 months ago by Parent, Aberdare
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant box set bought with series 4 and 5 as xmas gift. Superb way of learning history in a fun way
Published 2 months ago by Graham
5.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Histories Series 1-5 DVD
Bought for my 7 year old son who loves Horrible Histories, I also love them now so we spend many hours watching the DVD's together, learning loads and very entertaining. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Babyboo
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent entertainement
I very much enjoy this series. It is educational and highly entertaining.
Very rewatchable, the more I watch it the funnier it gets. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Karl Talbot
4.0 out of 5 stars books great my grandson loved them really good buy
hes looking for the next set to get know as they were so good and easy for them to become interested
Published 3 months ago by Nancy Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars great resources
I use these a lot in teaching history but not all schools allow clips to be downloaded so I am really pleased to have these together in a set
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. S. A. Walk
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