The Springfield Library is dilapidated, filled with bums, and hardly contains any books. Bart, Lisa and Milhouse expect to find material to work on their History class, and Marge fills in with three historical pieces from her own memory.



* ButYouWereThereAndYouAndYou
* NestedStory
* ThreeShorts
* HistoricalInJoke: All over the place.
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Spoofed, lampshaded by Homer
-->AnimalHouse, house, house.
-->Then they did the end like AmericanGraffiti!
-->Where you found out what happened to everyone!

[[folder:Henry VIII]]
* AdiposeRex: Henry VIII
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The segment, among other inaccuracies (which is normal for these stories), completely ignores the fact that Henry VIII '''did''' father a few sons (although the only legitimate one who'd actually lived long enough to see his first birthday was from his third wife). Also only two of his wives were beheaded, and only married 6 times, certainly not enough times to run out of pikes.
* BigEater: Henry VIII. UpToEleven since during his song he claims to have been eating since dawn and for dessert will have another dinner.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Henry VIII eats a lot and don't understand why he can't lose weight. He actually thinks he ''should'' lose weight as a consequence of eating lots of food.
* ExactWords: "Canonized".
* {{Flanderization}}: While Henry VIII is normally characterized as fat and beheading prone. Here is displayed as a totally gluttonous pig who never stops eating, and will not hesitate to have someone killed for even slightly annoying or not immediately giving him what he wants.
* HeirClubForMen: Henry VIII wants a son.
* InsaneTrollLogic: King Henry expects his constant eating to make him lose weight.
* MyCard: "Anne Boleyn - 'A son will come out - tomorrow!'"
* StartMyOwn: This is how the Anglican Church was born.
* NoExceptYes:
-->'''Marge''': It's not your fault. It's just that you came out the wrong sex and ruined everything.
* IWillShowYouX: Subverted.
-->'''Messenger''': Well, we’re running out of pikes to stick’ your wives’ heads on.
-->'''King Henry''': I'll show you we're running out of pikes!
-->''Henry checks the pike storage''.
-->'''King Henry''': Hey, you were right!
-->'''Messenger's Head''': That means a lot.
* TherapyBackfire: Margerine takes Henry to marriage counseling in the hopes of stopping the king from marrying someone else. However the therapist (Hibbert) is all for Henry kicking his wife the the curb. Having four men push axes against his neck threatening to kill him the second he tried to talk about saving the marriage might have something to do with it.

[[folder:Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea]]
* ChekhovsSkill: Looking larger to intimidate mountain lions.
* MyFriendsAndZoidberg:
-->'''Chief''': We have always known of the coming of the white man… and Carl.
* WrittenByTheWinners:
-->'''Tweedleburger''': Oooh, I'm dying... but at least people will always remember the expedition of Lewis and Clark and Tweedleburger!

[[folder:Mozart and Salieri]]
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter
* DrivenToMadness: After the Emperor decrees that all other music besides Beethoven's is obsolete, Salieri snaps and climbs into an asylum wagon while laughing insanely.
* TheRockStar: Parodied with Mozart.
* StageMom: Mozart’s Dad.
* TheUnfavourite: Their father ignores Salieri completely untalented and focus all his attention on Mozart. Their mother is not as bad and knows her daughter is a skilled composer, but as a lady of the times trusts her son more to keep them in luxury.
* ParentalFavouritism: Played with. Mozarts father gives all his attention to his son. However he only cares about the money his son brings. He was more concerned about losing the income his son provided while the boy was on his deathbed, and immediately starts hauking merchandise commemorating his death minutes after Mozart has passed on much to the disgust of the people.
* ShesAManInJapan: Salieri is {{Gender Flip}}ped into Mozart's sister.
* WholePlotReference: To ''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}'', lampshaded by Lisa.