By Karl Shaw
Which king misplaced the crown jewels? Which queen was once as extensive as she was once tall? And who used to be the king who died with a poker up his bum?
A funny tackle British kings and queens during the a while. choked with proof and knowledge - concentrating on the entire humorous bits!
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Brotherly love doesn’t seem to have featured very much in the Norman royal family. The king who was killed by a fish supper After the two much-hated Williams, the new King Henry I thought it would be a good idea if he tried to make himself more popular. Unlike Rufus, Henry was born in England, which went down well with all of his Anglo-Saxon subjects. He also promised to overturn some of the extreme punishments handed out by his brother – like digging your eyes out if you stole a rabbit. However, he couldn’t help feeling that his oldest brother, Duke Robert of Normandy, still hadn’t got over that whole mobile phone/games console thing.
Still, they went ahead and put the king on trial anyway and just made it up as they went along. Charles got over his stammer and spoke out clearly and defiantly; the ‘court’ had no authority to try him. Even at this late stage, many of the king’s accusers probably did not intend to kill him and were hoping that the king would say ‘sorry’ and perhaps they could send him off on holiday after all, but the king’s refusal to co-operate annoyed everyone. Charles was found guilty as a ‘tyrant, traitor, murderer, and a public enemy’ and was sentenced to death.
He was afraid of strangers, startled by loud noises, hated guns and was so terrified of violence he didn’t even like to hear news of foreign wars. He was also terrified of witches and believed that a coven of witches was trying to kill him by whipping up a storm to sink his ship. The witches all confessed, after prolonged torture, and were burned at the stake. There was of course a real plot to kill King James I, the most famous in British history – the Gunpowder Plot. When he first came to the throne, a lot of Catholics thought the new king was going to give them a fair deal.