Now I shall combine HorribleHistories songs (and a few sketches) with a brush-up of your knowledge of history.   J’ai l’intention de combiner des chansons (et qualques sketchs) de HorribleHistories avec une remise à niveau historique.
Let’s start with the Boogie Woogie of the Ages of Stone.   Commençons par le boogie woogie des Ages de Pierre.
And first, a few questions (answers in the song)   D’abord, quelques questions (les réponses sont dans la chanson)
1. (approximately) How long did the Stone Age last?

a) 3 million years

b) 2 ½ million years

c) 2 million years

  1. (environ) Combien de temps l’Age de Pierre a-t-il duré ?

a) 3 millions d’années

b) 2.5 millions d’années

c) 2 millions d’années

2. The Palaeolithic era is divided into 3 periods. What are they called?   2. L’ére Paléolithique est divisée en trios périodes. Comment se nomment-elles?
3. What developments are associated with the Palaeolithic   3. On associe la Paléolithique avec quels développements ?
4. The origins of farming are associated with which period?

a) Paleolithic

b) Mesolithic

c) Neolithic

  4. Les origins de l’agriculture sont associées à quelle période?

a) Paléolithique

b) Mésolithique

c) Néolithique


And here are the words to Boogie Woogie of the Stone Age Song

I’m sure you’ve heard the Stone Age occurred,For two and a half million years.But there’s more of Stone Age to engage,

Than maybe it first appears.

Dinosaurs, Neanderthals,

Let’s make this clearer.

Didn’t live together,

Came from different eras.

That’s not all I can tell you,

So much more to be known.

About the many phases,

In the ages of stone.


It’s all the rage.

To skiddly-bap-doo-wa

Brush up on your Stone Age.

Oh yeah! All right!

It’s fine to define,

An era Palaeolithic.

But you’re gonna have to be,

A little more specific.

Do you mean lower,

When ancient beings first used tools?

Or middle Palaeolithic,

When Neanderthal ruled?

That’s when Homo sapiens,

Starts to emerge.

But just inAfrica,

It’s long before the global surge.

Not till upper Palaeolithic,

Forty thousand years ago.

Did Neanderthal and Homo sapiens say hello,

Neanderthal and Homo sapi,

Living in caveman harmony.

Language was invented,

Cave painting art.

Then Palaeolithic ended,

the start

Of phase two-be-doo-be-doo-wap

Turn a new page.


Buck up on the Stone Age.

Oh yeah! All right!

This is where it starts to,

Get all scientific.

Palaeolithic’s followed by,

The era Mesolithic.

Then Neanderthals are wiped out,

By the ice age – horrific!

After which the Neolithic age,

Was terrific.

Man learned to farm,

Built homes so they could settle.

Then some other folks turned up,

And they discovered metal.

Bigger men fromEurope,

Found bronze and outgrown.

The simple and traditional ways of stone.

Bronze Age was invented,

By now man was flying.


Came the age of iron.

Celts, Druids,

Religion thenRome.

By now a distant memory,

Those ages of stone.


Since that metallic stage.


There was no more Stone Age.


Now you know what is known,

About the many phases of the ages of stone

Yeah! All right!


Occur : arriver, se dérouler




 Make clearer = clarifier



So much more to be known:

Tant d’autres choses à savoir




All the rage = très à la mode


Brush up on = révisez



you’re gonna have to be:

Il va falloir être



Beings = êtres (humains)

Tools = outils


Ruled = a régné




Surge = poussée

Not till = Pas avant







Cave painting (comme dans les grottes de Lascaux)

Which meant = qui signifiait

Turn a new page = tournons la page


Buck up on » Réjouissez-vous avec



It starts to get all scientific =

Ça commence à devenir vraiment scientifique

wiped out = annihilé


After which = après quoi



Settle = se sédentariser

turned up = sont arrivés



outgrown = sont devenus trop mûrs pour…



By now = (arrivés) à cette époque

hot on its heels = tout de suite après


a distant memory = un vague souvenir







what is known = ce qui est connu



The Stone Age, as sung by Horrible Histories’ Matt Baynton
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