Sense And Senility

‘Well, Mr Blackadder always says, when the going gets tough, the tough hide under the table.’

– Joseph M. 1998. Blackadder The Whole Damn Dynasty London, Great Britain: Penguin Books (1999) p. 305

Mnemonic Verse of Monarchs of England

Arms of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Willie, Willie, Harry, Stee,
Harry, Dick, John, Harry three;

One, two, three Neds, Richard two
Harrys four, five, six… then who?

Edwards four, five, Dick the bad,
Harrys twain VII VIII and Ned the Lad;

Mary, Bessie, James the Vain,
Charlie, Charlie, James again…

William and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Four Georges I II III IV, William and Victoria;

Edward seven next, and then
George the fifth in 1910;

Ned the eighth soon abdicated
Then George the sixth was coronated;

After which Elizabeth
And that’s the end until her death.