History Storytime - For Kids
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 »

The Spanish Flu of 1918

The Spanish Flu of 1918

August 17, 2020

We learn about Spanish Flu of 1918 which swept the world at the end of World War 1. Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell the story of their great, great uncle, a decorated war hero who fought in the trenches for four years, only to be struck down as the war ends by the Spanish Flu. He is not alone. Europe is broken by war. Weakened populations are easy prey to illness. Soldiers live like rats in the trenches – a perfect breeding ground for sickness. Read the rest of this entry »

Sophie & Franz: The World War 1 Love Story

Sophie & Franz: The World War 1 Love Story

August 10, 2020

We tell the tragic love story of Sophie, who married the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and whose murder helped start WW1. Like so many women she was belittled when alive and forgotten when dead. We put her back in the story. Read the rest of this entry »

Why did World War 1 start?

Why did World War 1 start?

August 3, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) tell the story of why World War One happened – on the weekend of the anniversary of the War starting. Read the rest of this entry »

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

July 27, 2020

Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) want a story of a girl knight. So they tell the story of Joan of Arc, the French heroine who turned the tide of The Hundred Years War. Read the rest of this entry »

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