Friday, 26 November 2010

Rhyming Kings and Queens


A funny little rhyme for schoolchildren to remember the Kings and Queens of England and Great Britain, from the book This Little Britain: How One Small Country Changed the Modern World (p. 96):

Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste,
Harry, Dick, John, Harry three.
One, two, three Neds, Richard two,
Henries four, five, six -- then who?
Edwards four, five, Dick the bad,
Harries twain and Ned the lad,
Mary, Bessie, James the vain,
Charlie, Charlie, James again,
William & Mary, Anna Gloria,
Four Georges, William and Victoria,
Ted, George, Ned, then George were seen,
And now it's Liz -- God Save Our Queen.

Read more reflections on history, idleness, and the art of living from the Idle Historian in To The Idler The Spoils 

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