If I’d Only Been A Son


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Eddie Boverington

Edward “Eddie” Boverington is a freelance moustachioculturalist and professional cobbler, a student of history, and in his spare time composes medieval inspired poems and lute ballads in the 16th century style. He grew up in Clapham in the 1950s, where he still lives above his family’s shoe repair shop. Some of his moustache designs have won awards in prestigious international competitions, such as Le Concourse de Bacchantes et Moustaches de Francais. He can also polish, recondition and resole even the finest boots overnite for only £25.

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  1. Underdogge

    Yes, it’s taken till the 21st century for the rule about the first child inheriting the throne to be passed (in the UK at least – and the Duchess of Cambridge’s first child was a boy in any case). Any male children Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon had died in infancy. I don’t think Queen Mary (Tudor) had a very happy life though arguably she allowed members of her administration allow brutality towards Protestants (though at the time of the Reformation I don’t think either protestants or non-protestants came up squeaky clean).
    Thanks EB for another witty verse albeit regarding a sombre theme.

  2. James Mewborn

    This is one of Eddie’s best! The story of Queen Mary in a few short humorous verses.


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