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History Storytime

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History Storytime

History Storytime

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History storytime for children with 6 year old Sophie and her Daddy. Exciting stories of knights in shining armour and their battles. Stirring stories of love and betrayal. Strong women and how they changed history. Real life narrative history as it should be told. Valued by teachers, enjoyed by parents, loved by kids.

Latest Episodes

Animals in History: Dogs, Cats and Pigeons!

We learn about some of the amazing contributions of animals in history. Sophie learns how Laika was the first dog in space but met a sorry end. Sophie tells the story of unsinkable Sam - the cat who was sunk three times in World War Two and served in both the German and British navies. And we learn about the brave Pigeon Cher Ami who saved hundreds of American lives in World War One. And you can all sing along at the end with Sophie as she pays tribute to animals in history with a special song.

12 MIN2019 JUL 1
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Animals in History: Dogs, Cats and Pigeons!

Henry VIII and his Six Wives

Sophie learns about the most famous King of England, Henry VIII. We see how Henry's desire for a son led him to desperate measures. Heads tumble, scandal erupts and a new religion takes hold in Renaissance England. Finally, we see how even though Henry thought only sons could rule, it was actually his daughter who brought in a Golden Age for England.

11 MIN2019 MAY 26
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Henry VIII and his Six Wives

The War of Austrian Succession and Jacobite Rebellion

Sophie finds out how Prussia's Frederick the Great gets Germany started on the path of world conquest. Meanwhile the British find out that the polite warfare of Europe doesn't work against the fury of a Highland charge of the Jacobite Rebellion. The Highland dream is then crushed at Culloden and Sophie brings the romance of Bonnie Prince Charlie to life with the Skye Boat Song.

9 MIN2019 MAR 24
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The War of Austrian Succession and Jacobite Rebellion

The War of Jenkins Ear and Washington's home

Sophie tells her Daddy the story of the War of Jenkins Ear in which Britain and Spain struggle for naval supremacy on the high seas 200 years ago. Commodore Anson leads his naval squadron to scurvy and riches in the Pacific. Meanwhile the booty from the war helps the Washington family build their home on Mount Vernon in what will become the United States of America.

9 MIN2019 JAN 27
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The War of Jenkins Ear and Washington's home

Columbus and the Discovery of the New World

Sophie learns that Christopher Columbus didn't discover America, wasn't a great sailor, wasn't nice to people and spent most of his time lost! But by not turning back he opened up the New World.

9 MIN2019 JAN 20
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Columbus and the Discovery of the New World

The Christmas Truce of 1914

Sophie asks for a Christmas Story. We go back over a hundred years to the First World War. Britain and Germany are fighting a brutal war in the Trenches of France, when British soldiers hear the sound of Silent Night coming across No Man's Land. With songs from the period, the modern miracle of the Christmas Truce of 1914 is brought to life.

7 MIN2018 DEC 17
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The Christmas Truce of 1914

Roman Empire: Emperors, People and Mice

Sophie asks to go back to the height of the Roman Empire and we learn about Emperors, Legions, Mice, Roads and Gladiators. With a song by Sophie that everyone can sing along with, and lots of stories about silly Roman Emperors, there's something for all the family.

8 MIN2018 DEC 9
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Roman Empire: Emperors, People and Mice

The Space Race and the Moon Landing

Sophie learns about the Moon landings and the Space race. Against the backdrop of the bitter era of the Cold War, we hear JFK set out his moon vision for NASA. We learn about Astronauts, Cosmonauts and Chimponauts! We see how America triumphs with actual sound of the moon landings.

9 MIN2018 DEC 2
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The Space Race and the Moon Landing

Florence Nightingale: The Lady of the Lamp

Sophie goes back to Victorian times to learn about the exploits of Florence Nightingale. We experience the thrill of the Charge of the Light Brigade, the horrors of the hospital at Scutari and meet Mary Seacole. We learn about how Florence Nightingale invented nursing with the help of her maths homework, her kindness and a very famous lamp. We even get to hear a unique recording of Florence Nightingale's actual voice.

8 MIN2018 NOV 25
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Florence Nightingale: The Lady of the Lamp

"Queen" Matilda, Knights and Eels

Sophie asks for a story about a Queen. So we go back 800 years and learn how "Queen" Matilda had her throne stolen by King Stephen, and that eating eels is very dangerous!

9 MIN2018 NOV 18
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"Queen" Matilda, Knights and Eels

Latest Episodes

Animals in History: Dogs, Cats and Pigeons!

We learn about some of the amazing contributions of animals in history. Sophie learns how Laika was the first dog in space but met a sorry end. Sophie tells the story of unsinkable Sam - the cat who was sunk three times in World War Two and served in both the German and British navies. And we learn about the brave Pigeon Cher Ami who saved hundreds of American lives in World War One. And you can all sing along at the end with Sophie as she pays tribute to animals in history with a special song.

12 MIN2019 JUL 1
Comments
Animals in History: Dogs, Cats and Pigeons!

Henry VIII and his Six Wives

Sophie learns about the most famous King of England, Henry VIII. We see how Henry's desire for a son led him to desperate measures. Heads tumble, scandal erupts and a new religion takes hold in Renaissance England. Finally, we see how even though Henry thought only sons could rule, it was actually his daughter who brought in a Golden Age for England.

11 MIN2019 MAY 26
Comments
Henry VIII and his Six Wives

The War of Austrian Succession and Jacobite Rebellion

Sophie finds out how Prussia's Frederick the Great gets Germany started on the path of world conquest. Meanwhile the British find out that the polite warfare of Europe doesn't work against the fury of a Highland charge of the Jacobite Rebellion. The Highland dream is then crushed at Culloden and Sophie brings the romance of Bonnie Prince Charlie to life with the Skye Boat Song.

9 MIN2019 MAR 24
Comments
The War of Austrian Succession and Jacobite Rebellion

The War of Jenkins Ear and Washington's home

Sophie tells her Daddy the story of the War of Jenkins Ear in which Britain and Spain struggle for naval supremacy on the high seas 200 years ago. Commodore Anson leads his naval squadron to scurvy and riches in the Pacific. Meanwhile the booty from the war helps the Washington family build their home on Mount Vernon in what will become the United States of America.

9 MIN2019 JAN 27
Comments
The War of Jenkins Ear and Washington's home

Columbus and the Discovery of the New World

Sophie learns that Christopher Columbus didn't discover America, wasn't a great sailor, wasn't nice to people and spent most of his time lost! But by not turning back he opened up the New World.

9 MIN2019 JAN 20
Comments
Columbus and the Discovery of the New World

The Christmas Truce of 1914

Sophie asks for a Christmas Story. We go back over a hundred years to the First World War. Britain and Germany are fighting a brutal war in the Trenches of France, when British soldiers hear the sound of Silent Night coming across No Man's Land. With songs from the period, the modern miracle of the Christmas Truce of 1914 is brought to life.

7 MIN2018 DEC 17
Comments
The Christmas Truce of 1914

Roman Empire: Emperors, People and Mice

Sophie asks to go back to the height of the Roman Empire and we learn about Emperors, Legions, Mice, Roads and Gladiators. With a song by Sophie that everyone can sing along with, and lots of stories about silly Roman Emperors, there's something for all the family.

8 MIN2018 DEC 9
Comments
Roman Empire: Emperors, People and Mice

The Space Race and the Moon Landing

Sophie learns about the Moon landings and the Space race. Against the backdrop of the bitter era of the Cold War, we hear JFK set out his moon vision for NASA. We learn about Astronauts, Cosmonauts and Chimponauts! We see how America triumphs with actual sound of the moon landings.

9 MIN2018 DEC 2
Comments
The Space Race and the Moon Landing

Florence Nightingale: The Lady of the Lamp

Sophie goes back to Victorian times to learn about the exploits of Florence Nightingale. We experience the thrill of the Charge of the Light Brigade, the horrors of the hospital at Scutari and meet Mary Seacole. We learn about how Florence Nightingale invented nursing with the help of her maths homework, her kindness and a very famous lamp. We even get to hear a unique recording of Florence Nightingale's actual voice.

8 MIN2018 NOV 25
Comments
Florence Nightingale: The Lady of the Lamp

"Queen" Matilda, Knights and Eels

Sophie asks for a story about a Queen. So we go back 800 years and learn how "Queen" Matilda had her throne stolen by King Stephen, and that eating eels is very dangerous!

9 MIN2018 NOV 18
Comments
"Queen" Matilda, Knights and Eels
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