From sublime to ridiculousness there is only one step!
Napoleon Bonaparte (French General, Politician and Emperor)


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"Great Britain - The Glorious Past and The Challenging Present"
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The historical figure mentioned in the lullaby is Napoleon Bonaparte. The way he deprived children of their sweets was very scary! He would tear a baby and then eat it. The children didnt want to end their life in such a way so they agreed to go to bed.

Our commentary: This is too much even for Napoleon Bonaparte! We bet he kept to another diet! However we can understand the horrified English kids! If we were in their place we would stay in bed forever (for safety reasons!)

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  Admiral Nelson won Napoleon in the battle of Trafalgar.

Our commentary: Oh! What a wonderful prize! Keeping it might be a bit of a problem! They say Napoleon was a restless creature!

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  This scary giant from the lullaby is Bonaparte. He tears, beats and eats naughty babies.

Our commentary: A wonton accusation! Again! Poor Bonny! He wasnt THAT bad!

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King Charles I came to the House of Commoms with some constables in order to arrest five Members for treasure.

Our commentary: If treasure and treason mean the same, then pleasure and prison are equally nice!

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  Napoleon Bonaparte took chocolate to battles ... so there was none left for the English children!

Our commentary: Such a greedy guy! He must have had a sweet tooth!

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The condition of Leofric was rather strange (Godiva was his wife) and sadistic! The iron-hearted husband suppressed citizens to be out of their houses and made them open the windows on the day of performing the condition.

Our commentary: Indeed by imposing such a sadistic condition, Leofric let all good husbands down! It seems he was a terrible freak, an exhibitionist MAKING people watch his naked wife! Might also be a clear sign of masochism? Anyway he turns out to be a complete pervert!

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.Marvellously, but Lady Godiva managed to get over it. She simply ignored everyone around her.

 Our commentary: Then she was a perfect wife for her crazy husband!  However this devil-may-care attitude does not seem to be her trademark behaviour she was said to be kind and compassionate.

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Only peeing !!! Tom tried to look at Godiva while she was riding naked through the streets of Coventry, but before he managed to do it he became blind.

Our commentary: He might have had some unpleasant feeling about his ill fate, so he must have been peeing (wetting his pants) quivering with fear!!!

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Mary the Queen of Scots was bold at the end of her life and she wore digs. English breakfast consists of boiled eggs. The roof of these two words is the same.

Our commentary: It looks like the author of these words was writing them in a fit of madness! Thats how wigs turned into digs and root turned into roof. As they say in Russia his roof is leaving him! in English they would say hes gone off the hooks or shes cracked her brain.

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