History Storytime - For Kids
Hallowe’en Special: Witches in History

Hallowe’en Special: Witches in History

October 26, 2020

For Hallowe’en Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell the story of witches in history. We learn how the Witchfinder General in England used to find so called witches and about the Salem Witch trials in America. Read the rest of this entry »

Black History Month: Ivory Bangle Lady, Phillis Wheatley & Mary Seacole

Black History Month: Ivory Bangle Lady, Phillis Wheatley & Mary Seacole

October 19, 2020

It’s Black History Month at school so Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell some stories of Black women who made history in Britain. They tell of Ivory Bangle Woman, the first black woman found in Britain; Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved black woman turned star poet; and Mary Seacole, a Jamaican doctress.

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William the Conqueror & the Battle of Hastings

William the Conqueror & the Battle of Hastings

October 12, 2020

This week is the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Sophie (aged 7) & Ellie (age 5) tell the story of William the Conqueror, King Harold and Harald Hardrada’s fight for the English throne. Read the rest of this entry »

The Neolithic Stone Age: Stonehenge and Skara Brae

The Neolithic Stone Age: Stonehenge and Skara Brae

October 5, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell of the Neolithic Stone Age. We visit Skara Brae, explore Stonehenge, and see how Stone Age people moved from hunter-gathering to farming. Read the rest of this entry »

The Mesolithic Stone Age: Cheddar Man and Star Carr

The Mesolithic Stone Age: Cheddar Man and Star Carr

September 28, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) go back 15,000 years to tell of the Mesolithic Stone Age. The Ice Age is over. The world has completely changed from the Paleolithic Stone Age and the woolly mammoths of our last episode. Read the rest of this entry »

The Paleolithic Stone Age: Cavemen and Woolly Mammoths

The Paleolithic Stone Age: Cavemen and Woolly Mammoths

September 21, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell of the start of the Stone Age. Neanderthals, Woolly Mammoths and Sabre Tooth tigers roam the world for millions of years. But a new breed of humans, Homo Sapiens, comes out of Africa. Within a few tens of thousands of years they are the only human species left. Read the rest of this entry »

Animals in History: The Horse

Animals in History: The Horse

September 14, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell of the horse in history. We see how horses helped us with farming, transport and warfare. We see how inventions like the harness, saddle and stirrup helped change history. Read the rest of this entry »

War of Scottish Independence: Robert the Bruce

War of Scottish Independence: Robert the Bruce

September 7, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5)  tell how Robert the Bruce gets Scotland its independence. With William Wallace’s rebellion crushed, Scotland lies under England’s rule. But to free Scotland, Robert the Bruce must first commit a terrible crime. Read the rest of this entry »

War of Scottish Independence: William Wallace

War of Scottish Independence: William Wallace

August 31, 2020

Sophie (aged 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell the true story of William Wallace, of Braveheart fame, and his fight for Scotland’s freedom. Read the rest of this entry »

War of Scottish Independence: The Hammer of the Scots

War of Scottish Independence: The Hammer of the Scots

August 24, 2020

We start our three part series on the War of Scottish Independence as Edward I, Hammer of the Scots, first chooses, then removes Scotland’s King and conquers Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »

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