CBBC creates special Horrible Histories short for Brexit deadline day

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by Charlie Spargo

Horrible Histories on CBBC and BBC iPlayer has put together a Brexit-themed short featuring comedian Nish Kumar, on the day Britain leaves the EU.

The 10-minute short, a cut-down version of which can be viewed below, takes a fond look at what our European friends have given us over the course of history.

It includes the Normans, with their bad haircuts and odd accents; the Germans, who gave us our monarchs since the beginning of the 18th century; and all the favourite 'British things' of Queen Victoria, which actually hailed from across her empire.

BBC Newsround has also created a helpful two minute video about the story of Brexit aimed at helping kids understand the politics of the last three years, called 'The Story of Brexit'.