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The first film to be made by the Horrible Histories team
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The ghost sequence was not achieved using digital or optical effects. It was captured 'in camera', using a Victorian stage technique called 'Pepper's Ghost': Jim Howick's performance was reflected onto a sheet of angled glass, positioned in front of the camera, while Mat Baynton performed behind the glass.
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) was a huge influence on the filmmakers, if only as an example of how to make a historical film on a tiny budget.
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The banner proclaiming a welcome to the 'King of Spin' echoes the real-life incident when souvenir mugs were produced, hailing England cricketer (spin bowler) Ashley Giles as the 'King of Spain'.
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Parts of this were filmed at the actual Globe Theatre on London's South Bank, a replica of the theatre that stood there in Shakespeare's day.
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Although it shares most of the cast, this technically has no affiliation with the Horrible Histories (2009) TV series.
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Most of the film was shot in York during an especially wet winter. Tudor London was largely recreated in the inner courtyard of Castle Bolton.
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One of the writers, Laurence Rickard, is a huge fan of Star Wars, hence the various references within the movie to the franchise.
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Husband and wife Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory appear in the film though they share no scenes.
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The Earl Of Croydon quotes Obi Wan Kenobi when he rescues Anne from the muggers: "Poor people are easily startled but they will return and in greater numbers".
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