Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans

In cinemas July 26

Subject links

  • Literacy
  • English
  • History
  • Music

For ages

  • 7–11
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About the resource and pack

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Get ready to delve into the Horrible Histories franchise - the popular books and TV series have educated and entertained generations of young people and adults alike, and there's a brand-new film hitting the big screen on 26 July. Check out the hilarious teaser trailer above!

To celebrate, we're creating a new history, English literacy and music resource themed around the film. The resource - taking the form of Team Roman vs. Team Celt - won't be ready until later in the summer, but you can pre-register now to be the first to get it, and for the chance to secure an exclusive printed pack!


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Horrible Histories: The Movie Rotten Romans* follows the Romans in Britain, as they arrive and discover that the Cut-Throat Celts aren't overly pleased with being invaded.

Focusing on history curriculum topic The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain, and including English literature and music links, students aged 7-11 will explore this significant historical period, with activities including a local history study and Romans vs. Celts class debates. Students will also create their own Horrible Histories-style song to take part in a ‘Battle of the Bands'. They could even film their song/poem as an extension activity after all, it wouldn't be Horrible Histories without an hilarious song or two!


Register now for your chance to receive an exclusive printed pack containing:

  • Team Roman vs. Team Celt paddles double-sided to help your students answer quick Romans vs. Celts quiz questions, and to help them pledge their allegiance to their team in class activities
  • A2 classroom poster
  • Leaflets for our upcoming Team Roman vs. Team Celt design competition
  • Team Roman and Team Celt stickers to reward and incentivise students

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About this film

Atti is a Roman teenager with ‘Atti-tude’, a smart kid who likes to bend the rules. When one of his schemes (selling horse wee as gladiator sweat) falls foul of Emperor Nero, Atti is forced to join the army and is sent to miserable, cold, wet Britannia. There the natives are revolting, quite literally, as Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni tribe, takes on the might of Rome.


Dominic Brigstocke


Kim Cattrall, Warwick Davis, Nick Frost, Derek Jacobi, Kate Nash, Craig Roberts


PG Classification