Dr Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
And never went there again
..
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"supposedly, in this rhyme Dr. Foster is King Edward I of England, a Plantagenet king, who travelled to Gloucester in the middle of a rainstorm; when he entered Gloucester his horse fell and both he and the horse ended up in the middle of a huge mud puddle - the town's people had to use planks of wood to remove both King Edward and his horse from the mud; King Edward was enraged by this misfortune and refused to return to Gloucester. . ."

4 comments:

Mel said...

Geeze. Talk about a temper tantrum.


*shaking head*
Sheeeeeeshhhhhhh...

Malc said...

King Edward eh? You live and learn!

I heard the other day that Humpty Dumpty was actually a cannon and the rhyme comes from the seige of Colchester during the Civil War.

mig bardsley said...

The things I learn here!
:)

moreidlethoughts said...

I knew it was one of the Mediaeval crowns;thanks for telling me it was Edward.Who says reading blogs is unproductive!