The Rhyming History of Britain Has never – heretofore – been written
‘I am not a historian. In fact, I wrote this poem in order to teach myself some history. I thought that sorting facts into verse form would concentrate my mind wonderfully. Which it did.’ Brought up with the iambic pentameters of Hilaire Belloc’s Cautionary Verses ringing in his ears, James
Muirden’s rhyming history is a long poem in an equally simple and jolly form. Charmingly irreverent, magically humorous, delightfully illustrated by David Eccles – recently acclaimed for his line drawings for Now We Are Sixty – this is the perfect gift for historians and non-historians alike.