The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

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Many nursery rhymes are believed to be associated with actual events in history, and include references to murder, torture, betrayal, greed, and to tyrants and royalty. The words were remembered but their secret histories were forgotten. Political satire was cleverly disguised in the wording of some, seemingly innocent, nursery rhymes. Although some of the most popular Nursery Rhymes are rooted in English history they are told to children throughout the English-speaking world. Old English Nursery Rhymes were taken to America with the settlers from England. They were then spread across Commonwealth countries including Canada, Australia and New Zealand.The Nursery Rhyme began to be printed in England as early as 1570, up to this point rhymes that had been passed to different generations verbally, then started to be ... The chapbook was a Medieval equivalent of a Childa#39;s comic a€” documenting funny rhymes and folklore. The contents were committed from memory which accounts for some variations in the lyrics and words of some Nursery Rhymes.

Title:The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes
Author:Linda Alchin
Publisher:Linda Alchin - 2013-04


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