Homeschool History

The artwork for BBC Homeschool History podcast shows a cartoon of Queen Cleopatra winking, with books and a globe behind her

Award-winning fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories‘ historian Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics, many linked to the school curriculum. Homeschool Histories is made by the producers of the much-loved Radio 4 podcast You’re Dead To Me.



“If you’ve noticed your eight-year-old discoursing with uncharacteristic erudition on such matters as the Declaration of Breda and the theatrical advances of the late 17th century, it’s likely he or she has been tuning in to Homeschool History on BBC Radio 4. Under the cover of goofy sound effects (the squelches, gasps and boings apparently so vital to engaging young intellects), Jenner manages to smuggle through a detailed summary of a complicated period of British history. At one point he even quotes at length from the diary of John Evelyn.” –  THE TIMES