The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

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Many nursery rhymes are believed to be associated with actual events in history, and include references to murder, torture, betrayal, greed, and to tyrants and royalty. The words were remembered but their secret histories were forgotten. Political satire was cleverly disguised in the wording of some, seemingly innocent, nursery rhymes. Although some of the most popular Nursery Rhymes are rooted in English history they are told to children throughout the English-speaking world. Old English Nursery Rhymes were taken to America with the settlers from England. They were then spread across Commonwealth countries including Canada, Australia and New Zealand.Bloody Mary The Mary mentioned in this traditional English nursery rhyme is reputed to be Mary Tudor, or Bloody Mary, who was ... The Maiden had long been in use in England before Lord Morton Regent of Scotland, during the minority of James VI, had a copy ... Another form of execution during Marya#39;s reign was being burnt at the stake - a terrible punishment much used during the Spanish Inquisition.

Title:The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes
Author:Linda Alchin
Publisher:Linda Alchin - 2013-04


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