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Thread #134161 Message #3049853
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
09-Dec-10 - 03:18 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Who was King Edward of 17th century?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was King Edward of 17th century?
Considering how dangerous it could be to criticize the government, I'm not surprised the song refers to a ill-defined and long-dead king not of the current dynasty.
I have read something about torture and punishment in those days, and me, I would have named the king Canute, maybe, or Aethelred.