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The King's Trumpeter

It's time for our most musical adventure yet. Join Anna, Leo & Percy as they travel to the streets of Tudor England to uncover the story of a mysterious trumpeter. Originally from Africa, John Blanke moved to England to play music for the king. Let's go discover his incredible story.

About Honest History

Honest History creates award-winning books, magazines, and this show for young historians across the world. Our mission is to inspire kids to create a positive impact on history themselves. 


This episode was narrated by Nikki Bon and JoAnn Schinderle, written by Heidi Coburn, and produced by Randall Lawrence and Robot Pirate Media. Original theme music was written and recorded by Luke Messimer.