Ben Miller shows off his royal rapping skills for Horrible Histories

The cast of the CBBC comedy celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta with two epic music videos

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All hail the king of rap, Ben Miller.

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The comedian shows off his lyrical skills in the upcoming Horrible Histories’ Magna Carta special. Two of the comedy’s now-legendary music videos have been posted online ahead of the show’s airing this Saturday.

The first features Miller as King John challenged to a rap battle by the barons at Runnymede. We’re especially impressed by the kingly crotch grab…

The second is a spin on The Proclaimers song 500 Miles, celebrating 800 years of the ‘Super Charter’. If only King John had known what he’d agreed to…

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Watch both videos below, and raise a toast to 800 years of the document that would change how people were governed forever.

Horrible Histories: Magna Carta special will be broadcast at 5.15pm on BBC2 this Saturday 7 February