Horrible Histories: Film Guide

Horrible Histories Rotten Romans
Horrible Histories Rotten Romans




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A film guide that looks at Horrible Histories: Rotten Romans (2019), a feature film based off the wildly popular historical comedy TV series in which a Roman teenager is forced to join the army after he gets into trouble with Emperor Nero.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including History and English in addition to highlighting themes surrounding gender representation, growing up and ancient and medieval warfare.

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  • English
  • History
  • Pre/Before 1800
  • Literacy

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