William the Conqueror, 1066
Said to his captains “I mean to affix
England to Normandy. Go out and borrow
Some bows and some arrows, we’re starting tomorrow”.
So William went conquering hither and thither
Till Angles and Saxons were all of a dither.
(from a poem for children popular in the 1930s)
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