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
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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.