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Funny story: Intelligent Design Demand Santa Claus Be Taught In History

Intelligent Design Demand Santa Claus Be Taught In History

The Intelligent Design Movement, previously known as Creationism, has demanded that Father Christmas be included in the school history curriculum alongside other historic figures, such as Columbus, George Washington and Stan Laurel. "There is as m...

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Funny story: History Review: Had Me A Real Good Time: The Faces - Before, During and After, by Andy Neill

History Review: Had Me A Real Good Time: The Faces - Before, During and After, by Andy Neill

The end of the 1960's saw seismic upheavals in the pop and rock landscape in Britain - not the least of which was the demise of the fabulously successful Small Faces. Apparently lost at sea after being cast adrift by Steve Marriott, the remaining three members teamed up with two other lads, disgruntled themselves by Jeff Beck, in whose group they had felt minor players to the guitar hero. The F...

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Funny story: The Dregs of History (6) Bartwald the Brain-damaged.

The Dregs of History (6) Bartwald the Brain-damaged.

Bartwald lived from 1152 - 1184 and was the premier jouster of his time. He performed many times in front of Henry II. Undeniably the star of sport, he had a serious following throughout England and neighbouring European countries. This consisted mostly of young women, including a large proportion of the Royal Court. It would be fair to say that he was the forerunner of the modern football star.

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Funny story: The Dregs of History (5) S.F. 'S**t-faced' Wilkins

The Dregs of History (5) S.F. 'S**t-faced' Wilkins

Silas Frederick Wilkins was born in Norwich in 1770. He lived there all his life. He was by trade an accountant. He was a conscientious and very diligent operator. Being in charge of company accounts, he believed that it was important to always remain lucid and not addle his brain with liquor. He did not touch a drop of alcohol until his twenty-seventh birthday, when he was persuaded by some c...

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Funny story: Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham

Historical Walks of Ye Olde Nottingham

Following the success of previous editions; A walk though Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon, A Walk around Stone Henge, and The Luddite's march into Nottingham, we present: A walk in Robin Hood's footsteps into Nottingham, to the Castle We follow as far as possible, the route taken by Robin and his Merry Men, as they neared Nottingham from Sherwood Forest. We start at the only remaining...

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Funny story: Professor Norton Folgate's Theory on Castles

Professor Norton Folgate's Theory on Castles

In the sometime occasional series by Professor Norton Folgate there have been many fascinating and intriguing topics and today's is no exception. It has been questioned why these theories have not been published previously, by a better known and more respected Professor and the answer is simple, they couldn't be published sooner by a more respected Professor as they are the theories of Professo...

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Funny story: University Challenge: Has The Paint Dried Yet?

University Challenge: Has The Paint Dried Yet?

Zzzzzzzzz. Oh good grief! If I hadn't been eating dinner (home-made salted cod fishcakes and black bean salad) I'd have been asleep by the time this game was half over! Birmingham picked up the first couple of starters and never looked back. They were not just faster to the buzzer, they really looked as if they knew more - which I'm sure was not the case. Poor Birmingham, bless their c...

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Funny story: Professor Norton Folgate's History of Dry Stone Walling

Professor Norton Folgate's History of Dry Stone Walling

In the sometime occasional series by Professor Norton Folgate there have been many fascinating and intriguing topics and today's is no exception. Enjoying an afternoon with the esteemed Professor, he had this to say: "You find dry stone walling all over the place. Well, when I say all over the place, I don't really mean everywhere I just mean places where there is a need for it and then it i...

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Funny story: The Dregs of History (4) - Helen of Tintagel

The Dregs of History (4) - Helen of Tintagel

Helen Cooper grew up in Tintagel on the picturesque north Cornwall coast. Being the daughter of a barrel-maker that supplied the local breweries and inns, it was no surprise when she became a barmaid. It was also not a surprise that she liked a drink, rum as a preference. It was as a barmaid that she gained her reputation for having a quick temper and a foul mouth. It soon became clear that...

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Funny story: The Scottish Invented Football

The Scottish Invented Football

New research from Glasgow University has shown that football was invented in Scotland, and not, as the history books have it, in Cambridge. "We have documentary evidence that football was being played in Glasgow as far back as 1066," said Scottish...

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Funny story: McChrystal: U.S. had simplistic view of Afghanistan, should've kicked ass like Genghis Khan did

McChrystal: U.S. had simplistic view of Afghanistan, should've kicked ass like Genghis Khan did

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Retired general Stanley McChrystal, who led the Obama administration's "surge" strategy in 2009, shared with the Council on Foreign Relations a harsh truth that sounded like an old song: America don't know much about history. "We...

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Funny story: The Dregs of History (2) - Justinius the Comedian

The Dregs of History (2) - Justinius the Comedian

Justinius the Comedian (814 - 839) Justin of Corfe was a comedian from what is now Dorset. He called himself Justinius because it harked back to the 'cool' Roman occupation of Britain. He also dressed only in black because he also thought it was 'cool'. Most people who knew him thought he was a complete twat, but they did laugh at some of his jokes. He travelled through the kingdom of Wess...

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Funny story: The Dregs of History (1) - Joan of Aarrgghh!

The Dregs of History (1) - Joan of Aarrgghh!

There have been numerous people throughout history who have made significant contributions towards society's development. Many of these rightfully gained a place in the history books and are common household names. Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Michaelangelo, and Sir Isaac Newton spring to mind. There are also, however, numerous individuals who through no fault of their own, failed to ge...

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Funny story: Duchess Of Cambridge Seeks Lucid Advice

Duchess Of Cambridge Seeks Lucid Advice

While the Duchess of Cambridge is being tutored on the workings of British institutions to prepare her for a lifetime of royal duties, one expert is missing from her list of teachers. Royal aides have revealed that specialists in the arts, Governm...

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Funny story: History Lesson Figures Enrage Top Academic Again

History Lesson Figures Enrage Top Academic Again

A top academic responded angrily yesterday to further evidence that history lessons were being squeezed out of schools. Research by the Historical Association shows that rising numbers of pupils are receiving just two years of compulsory history l...

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Funny story: David Starkey Misses Out As Controversial Academic Accepts Top Job

David Starkey Misses Out As Controversial Academic Accepts Top Job

TV historian David Starkey was put out of his misery earlier today when controversial colleague Ken Lucid accepted a new job at Hounslow University. The academic community has been waiting with bated breath since earlier this summer when the autho...

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Funny story: Snatch Clapping Outlawed In Grimsby

Snatch Clapping Outlawed In Grimsby

The tradition of Snatch Clapping has been totally outlawed in Grimsby town centre. This ancient fertility ritual was introduce to the British Isles 1200 years ago by marauding Vikings. The first recorded incidence of Snatch Clapping was recorded in 9...

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