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Thread #134161 Message #3050496
Posted By: Jack Campin
10-Dec-10 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Who was King Edward of 17th century?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was King Edward of 17th century?
There seem to be enough songs about Edward IV and his amorous exploits that it looks like he'd become a stereotype Merry Monarch by the 17th century.
I wonder if anybody's made a systematic study of the folklore images of British royalty? There are some with interesting stories that have no songs about them I know of (Wlliam Rufus, or Stephen and Matilda). Are there even any pre-Shakespeare songs that demonize Richard III?