Homeschool History

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 May 1, 2020
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Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.

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Florence Nightingale
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Join Greg Jenner for a fun homeschool history lesson on the woman who changed the face of healthcare forever, Florence Nightingale. Learn about how she forged her own path to become a nurse, the obstacles she had to overcome to care for troops overseas and how she continued to fight for healthcare reform in her pyjamas. It’s time to meet the lady with the lamp. Presented by Greg Jenner Produced by Ben Green Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse Historical consultant: Melissa Chatton from The Florence Nightingale Museum A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
May 25, 2020
Pocahontas
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Join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on Pocahontas, a Native American woman and daughter of prominent leader Wahunsenacawh, who was captured by British colonists in the 17th century and brought to England. You’ve seen Disney’s Pocahontas, but how much of it is true? Tune in and find out. Presented by Greg Jenner Produced by Ben Green Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse Historical consultant: Dr Misha Ewen Native American Pamunkey advisor: Ethan Brown of the Pamunkey tribe. A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
May 18, 2020
Charles Dickens
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We all know he wrote the original Muppet Christmas Carol, but what else is there to know about Charles Dickens? From a childhood working in the factories of Victorian London, to becoming a literary superstar with books such as Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on one of the most iconic authors of all time. You’ll be left wanting more (sir). Presented by Greg Jenner Produced by Ben Green Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse Historical consultant: Dr Emily Bell A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
May 11, 2020
Mary Queen of Scots
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What would you do if you became Queen when you were six days old, all your friends were called Mary, and your brother (and a lot of other powerful people) kept trying to ruin your life? Welcome to the life of Mary Queen of Scots. From Baby Queen to Executed Martyr, join Greg Jenner for a homeschool history lesson on one of the most magnificent monarchs of the 16th century. Presented by Greg Jenner Produced by Ben Green Script by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch and Emma Nagouse Historical consultant: Professor Kate Williams A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
May 04, 2020
The Space Race
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Join host Greg Jenner as he skyrockets back to the 20th century for a homeschool history lesson on the space race. From ancient Assyrian astrology to modern spacecraft, we explore how superpowers Russia (Team USSR) and America (Team USA) raced each other into space, aiming to be the first to land a man on the Moon. But don't worry, we’ll also cover the really important stuff like which dogs went into orbit and the dangers of going to the toilet in a spacecraft. A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
Apr 27, 2020
The Restoration
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Join host Greg Jenner for a rambunctious romp through 17th century Britain to learn all about Charles II and the restoration of the monarchy. As well as finding out where to get the best cup of coffee in Resoration London, we’ll discover why Charles II was known as the Merry Monarch (spoiler - there’s lots of parties) and how he reacted when Parliament decided to chop off his Dad’s head. Join us for a homeschool history lesson on the ultimate King of Bling. A Muddy Knees Media production for BBC Radio 4
Apr 20, 2020
Welcome to Homeschool History
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Greg Jenner introduces his new series of fun history lessons for all the family.
Apr 15, 2020