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Thread #11575   Message #88049
Posted By: Penny S.
19-Jun-99 - 08:43 PM
Thread Name: Origin: The Bastard King of England
Subject: RE: The Bastard King of England
I believe Richard II was possibly a homosexual, too. I'm glad that you have suggested it was mythical: I certainly had the impression that the song was not grounded in any sort of historical facts at all, and it struck me as the sort of thing that might be found at a rugby club, an all male place, anyway. Going back up the thread a bit; identifying certain words as acceptable doesn't mean the song is: none of the circles I move in would regard it or the vocabulary as right for mixed company. Or rather, none of the circles since secondary school, where a few pieces of the sort occasionally circulated.