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(William I)
I'm William the Conqueror, my enemies stood no chance
They call me the first English king although I come from France
1066, The Doomsday Book I gave to history
So fat on death my body burst- but enough about me!
To help remember all your kings I've come up with this song
A simple rhyming ditty for you all to sing along...
Ooooooooh... William
Bit short that, innit? Who came next?

(Henry I)
William Second, cheeks were red
Killed out hunting, so it's said
I took over- Henry One

(William I)
That's my next eldest son!
Then came Stephen- it's true, check it!

(Henry II)
I'm Henry Two, killed Thomas Becket
Richard Lionheart, that's right
Always spoiling for a fight
Oh King John, what a disaster
Rule restrained by Magna Carta

(All)
William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, HEY!

(Henry II)
Time for my mate, King Henry Eight, to take up this song:

(Henry VIII)
Henry Three built the abbey
Ed One hated Scots
A red-hot poker killed Ed Two
That must have hurt him lots
Ed III was a chivalry nerd
Began the Hundred Years War

(Henry V)
Then Richard Two was king aged ten
Then Henry- yes, one more!
King Henry Four, plots galore
Not least from Henry Five- moi
Killed ten score at Agincourt
Then Henry Six arrived!

(Henry VIII)
Edward Four, Edward Five,
Richard III, he's bad
'Cause he fought wars with Henry Seven
First Tudor and my dad
So Henry Eight- I was great
Six wives, two were beheaded
Edward VI came next
But he died young and so my dreaded...
Daughter Mary ruled so scary
Then along came-

(Elizabeth I)
Me! I'm Liz the First
I had no kids
So Tudors RIP...

(All)
William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, HEY!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Richard, three more Henrys join our song!
Edward, Edward, Rich III, Henry, Henry, Edward then
Mary One, good Queen Bess!

(Elizabeth I)
That's me, time for more men
James Six of Scotland next
As English James I he led
Then Stuarts ruled, so Charles I
The one who lost his head

(Charles II)
No monarchy until came me
Charles Two, I liked to party!
King Jimmy Two was scary- woo!
Then Mary was a smartie!
She ruled with Will
Her shoes were filled
By sour-puss Queen Anne Gloria
And so from then we were ruled by men

(Victoria)
Till along came Queen Victoriaaaaaa!

(All)
William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, HEY!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Richard, three more Henrys join our song!
Edward, Edward, Rich III, Henry, Henry, Edward then
Mary One, good Queen Bess, Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then
James, Will, Mary, Anne of Gloria

(Victoria)
Still to come is me, Victoria!

(George IV)
And so began the Hanover gang
George One and George Two!

(Victoria)
Grim! And George III was quite absurd

(George IV)
Till I replaced old him!

(Victoria)
King George IV , and no heads forth
Was angry, fat and cross

(George IV)
Hang on!

(Victoria)
It's true you beat Napoleon
But we're mostly a dead loss

(George IV)
Bang on!

(Victoria)
Old William IV was a sailor

(George IV)
Ahoy!

(Victoria)
It's nearly the end of the story-a
As on to the scene comes the best of queens
Hereto Queen Victoriaaaaaaaaaa!

(All)
OOOOH, William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, HEY!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Richard, three more Henrys join our song!
Edward, Edward, Rich III, Henry, Henry, Edward then
Mary One, good Queen Bess, Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then
James, Will, Mary, Anne of Gloria
George, George, George, George, Will, Victoria!
Victoriaaaaaaaa, Victoriaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

(Victoria)
I ruled for 64 years you know
Ed Seven, George Five
Ed Eight, George Six
Liz Two then reigned and how!
And so our famous monarch of this portrait up to nooooooooow

(All)
OOOOH, William, William, Henry, Stephen, Henry, Richard, John, HEY!
Henry, Ed, Ed, Ed, Richard, three more Henrys join our song!
Edward, Edward, Rich III, Henry, Henry, Edward then
Mary One, good Queen Bess, Jimmy, Charles and Charles and then
James, Will, Mary, Anne of Gloria
George, George, George, George, Will, Victoria!
Edward, George, Edward, George Six
And Queen Liz Two completes the miiiiiiiiiiix!

That's all the English kings and queens since William First that there has been!


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