What is the mnemonic rhyme for remembering the kings of England that starts something like "William, William, Harry, John"?
#74314. Asked by darkpresence. (Jan 08 07 2:48 PM)
Here's a humorous one for all of royalty:|
by John Blyth
First William, the Norman, then Willie, his son,
Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard and John,
Henry and Edward, one, two and three,
And again after Richard, three Henrys we see.
Two Edwards and Richard, if rightly I guess -
Two Henrys, sixth Edward, Queen Mary, Queen Bess.
Then Jaimie the Scotsman, then Charles, whom they slew,
But receive after Cromwell another Charles (Two).
James Second the Stuart ascended the throne.
Then William and Mary, together, came on.
Queen Anne, Georges four, fourth William all passed.
Then came Victoria and long did she last.
Next Edward the seventh wore the crown, it is said.
(It was one size too small, and hurt his bald head!)
Then George number five reached the top of the ladder -
A worthy successor to Edward his dadda!
Who next? Yes - Prince Edward, this time number eight.
He didn't last too long, I grieve to relate.
His brother, young George, was the next in the line.
I think that his number was SIX - (perhaps nine?)
These Edwards and Georges are making me dizzy.
(I welcome the change to an old-fashioned Lizzie!)
Willie, Willie, Henry, Ste|
Henry, Dick, John, Henry three.
One, two, three Eds, Richard two,
Henry four, five, six, then who?
Edward four, five, Dick the bad,
Harrys twain, and Ned the lad.
Mary, Bessie, James the Vain,
Charlie, Charlie, James again.
William and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Four Georges, William, and Victoria.
Ed seven ruled till nineteen-ten
When George the fifth came in and then,
Ed eighth left when Simpson beckoned,
Leaving George and Liz the second.
Oh, luverly! Thank you for such fun!|
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