As many of you know from reading my bio, when I was in college I learned a little rhyme that lists the Kings & Queens of England in order. Useless to some. Not at all useless to a romance novelist who might, at any moment, in the absence of Wikipedia, be required to call on such vast historical knowledge.
And so…today…I give you the poem that will impress your friends, send your enemies cowering in the corner, and quite possibly win you a friendly game of Trivial Pursuit.
Willy, Willy, Harry, Stee,
Harry, Dick, John, Harry three.
One, two, three Ned, Richard two,
Harrys four, five, six.
Edwards four and five, Dick the bad,
Harry’s twain, Ned six, the lad.
Mary, Bessie, James you ken,
then Charlie, Charlie, James again.
Will & Mary, Anna Gloria,
Georges four, Will four, Victoria.
Edward seven next, and then
came George the Fifth in 1910.
Ned the eighth soon abdicated,
then George the sixth was coronated,
After which, Elizabeth!
and ‘that’s all folks’until her death!
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