IT HAPPENED LONG AGO

Poemes and Stories rooted firmly in the past

A NEW MUMMY HAS BEEN DISCOVERED

A new mummy has been discovered

ARE YOU WEARING A CODPIECE?

Are you wearing a codpiece?

ARE YOU WEARING A TOGA?

Are you wearing a toga? I don’t want to be an ogre

ARE YOU WEARING ROMAN ROBES?

Are you wearing Roman robes? They’re very loose and flowing

ARE YOU WEARING THAT LADY’S FAVOUR?

Are you wearing that lady’s favour?

AT KING ARTHURS COURT

Sir Lancelot was the greatest

CAESAR’S WIFE AND THE CENTURION

In ancient Rome in a time quite unlike today Of Ceasar's wife the people were heard to say That she was beyond reproach and all believed And never once did the people feel deceived

CELTIC PRIDE

The Celts are a proud lot As they’ll tell you like as not But when the Romans came to stay

CERIDWEN

The Welsh enchantress, Goddess Ceridwen

CHARLES THE MARTYR

Charles the first of England Walked through the snow Wrapped up against the chill So no shake would show Parliament chose to kill The rightful king of the land An outrageous act at Whitehall

DARK AGES

They are now known to history as the dark ages

GREAT ROYAL WIFE NEFERTITI

Great Royal wife Nefertiti

HADRIAN’S WALL

The simple reason why Hadrian’s Wall was built

HOLY UNMERCENARIES

Holy unmercenaries Is an epithet applying to Christian saints,

ISANDHLWANA

In eighteen hundred and seventy nine The British marched in ordered line A January morning on the eleventh day

JULIUS CAESAR’S APPROACH

Julius Caesar’s approach May have been absurd

LONG AGO IN THE OLD WILD WEST

Long ago in the Old Wild West With empty pockets In his vest Into the frontier Town of Conroy Rode a ragged Looking cowboy He tied up by The towns hotel

ON MYSTICAL QUESTS

On mystical quests The medieval knights

RED BRICK

Red Brick, built Britain

RMS TITANIC

The finest ship of the White Star Line, Titanic majestically sailed the brine

SOLDIERS OF ROME

They died beneath the eagle

THE ARMENIAN HOLOCAUST’S 1896 to 1915

Since prehistoric times, humans populated The mountainous lands of Armenia Adam and eve, in the biblical garden of Eden Trod this land in the shadow of the Armenian highlands

THE FOLK OF THE AMERICAS

The folk of the Americas

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - AGATHIUS

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - BARBARA

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - BLAISE

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - CHRISTOPHER

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - CYRIACUS

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - DENIS

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - ERASMUS

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - EUSTACE

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - MARGARET THE VIRGIN

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS - VITUS

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS – GEORGE

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS – GILES

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE FOURTEEN HOLY HELPERS – PANTELEON

The Fourteen Holy Helpers are a group of saints venerated together in Roman Catholicism because their intercession was believed to be particularly effective against various diseases.

THE GUNFIGHTER

A young cowboy was sat in the saloon One Saturday night looking his best

THE LEGEND OF THE SILENT POOL

The amorous King John Took by ungentlemanly force

THE NINE WORTHIES

The Nine Worthies Figures of history? Men of scripture?

THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG

Once upon a time in a land far away, Long, long ago on a far distant day There lived a beautiful princess An independent, self-assured noblesse

THE VIKINGS

Killed in battle, bloody axe in hand

TO HERO FROM VILLAIN

I have been researching my family history of late And I have found an ancestor who was not great Now his name was Captain Edward Stanton-Hyde And he was a great, great uncle on my father's side

MY GRANDFATHER WAS A BIT DEAF

My Grandfather was a bit deaf He couldn’t hear with clarity

PTERODACTYL

None of the dinosaurs ever heard

IF HELEN WAS THE FACE

If Helen was the face

WHO LED THE ISRAELITES

Who led the Israelites?
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APRIL SHOWERS BRING

April showers bring

KING GEORGE VI

King George VI was not a George

THE ORACLES OF ANTIQUITY

The Oracles of antiquity

SEERS OF ANTIQUITY

Seers of antiquity, interpreters

THE PRUSSIAN ARISTOCRACY

How do you think they got rid

THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR

Called the Hundred Years War

THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION

The October Revolution