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Bastille Day and the Storming of Bastille

A week ago today – 14 July 2015 – a national holiday took place all over France.

It was called Bastille Day.

This anniversary marks the Storming of the Bastille on the 14th July 1789.

Led by the revolutionaries of Paris, the angry pheasants stormed the medieval prison called Bastille in Paris to get out the people, who were unfairly imprisoned. This event prompted the French Revolution of 1789, and the eventual fall of the French Monarchy.

France, as we know it, was born. Continue reading Bastille Day and the Storming of Bastille


King Richard III

This is another Horrible Histories parody, performed by Jim Howick, in Episode 6, Series 3. Continue reading King Richard III

Horrible Histories: The King Charles II Parody

I love Horrible Histories…

I know, I know! I should be too old for it, because the target audience aims at kids.

But, honestly, Horrible Histories is my most favourite historical television show, because it teaches history in funny and memorable sketches. As a result, I always cite it whenever I talk about history. You’ll see – history can be fun AND funny! Due to that, I will certainly use it as reference in this blog, despite the possibly of my credibility hitting rock bottom because of that! Continue reading Horrible Histories: The King Charles II Parody