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Oh he whose songs of adventure love
and you who hope to rise above
let our poor tale of history prove
who's fit to rule our England.
The throne has known both brains and brawn
and men named william, edward, john
and many a head has been cleaved at dawn
for the safety of our England.
Wessex house was the first to rule
King egbert no he was no fool
his grandson aelfred built a school
to edumacate our England.
But aelfred's sons and grandsons died
aethelred crowned at age 10 was untried
the danes took over and the people cried
then william conquered England.
Now william one and william two
brought peace and order through and through
and henry one bargained with anjou
to greater increase our England.
He named matilda his daughter heir
but his nephew stephen cried unfair
how could a woman even dare
to try to rule our England.
henry two married aquitaine
and thus began the plantagenet reign
rich had crusaded against saladin
for the glory of god and England.
edward one he conquered the welsh and scots
henry five he added france to the lot
henry six was left in the tower to rot
and twas civil war in England.
the duke of york became edward four
but lancastrian forces pursued the war
his brother george tried to even the score
through treasonous acts in England.
the next young brother richard three
became king when edwards sons were wee
those princes locked in the tower had he
and they vanished from our England.
henry tudor arrived from france
his lancastrian blood gave him a chance
on bosworth field he did advance
and won the throne of England.
He took elizabeth of york to wife
and ended the dynastic strife
for she did give this king henry life
who happily rules our England.
Henry eight married katherine
and to leave her out would be a sin
for her royal blood will throw within
the next monarch of England.
Her parents isabella and ferdinand
sent columbus off to a foreign land
across the sea a new world so grand
which could strengthen spain and England.
Now you know the entire tale
of kings who win and those who fail
though we may have dropped a few details
in the history of our England.
There are many lessons to draw upon
from kings like william edward john
but now they are quite dead and gone
and henry rules our England.