The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

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.

Author: Linda Alchin

Publisher: Linda Alchin

ISBN: 9780956748614

Category: Folklore

Page: 96

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This book uncovers the Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. Many of the ... origins of the humble nursery rhyme are believed to be associated with actual events in history, with references to murder and persecution, betrayal, greed and to tyrants and royalty. Rhymes are usually short and therefore easy to remember, a critical factor during the times when many people were unable to read or write. They were passed verbally from one generation to the next before the invention of the printing press. Reciting old Nursery Rhymes to our children is one of the most pleasurable first steps to developing their language skills and extending their vocabulary.
Categories: Folklore

Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel

Full of vivid illustrations and with each verse reproduced, here are a multitude of surprising stories you won’t be able to resist passing on to everyone you know. Your childhood songs and rhymes will never sound the same again.

Author: Albert Jack

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141909301

Category: Humor

Page: 320

View: 239

Mr Jack has been nimble and he’s been quick, searching through the history of nursery rhymes and he’s found out all kind of plum tales, just like little Jack Horner. He's unearthed the answers to some very curious questions... Who were Mary Quite Contrary and Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? And if Ring a Ring a Roses isn’t about catching the plague, then, what is it really about? The ingenious book delves into the hidden meanings of the nursery rhymes and songs we all know so well and discovers all kinds of strange tales ranging from Viking raids to firewalking and from political rebellion to slaves being smuggled to freedom. Children have always played at being grown up and all kinds of episodes in our history are still being re-enacted today in a series of dark games (Oranges and Lemons traces a condemned man’s journey across London to his execution, Goosie Gander is about dragging a hidden Catholic priest to prison) And there are many many more... Full of vivid illustrations and with each verse reproduced, here are a multitude of surprising stories you won’t be able to resist passing on to everyone you know. Your childhood songs and rhymes will never sound the same again.
Categories: Humor

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

This book uncovers the Secret History of Nursery Rhymes.

Author: Linda Kathryn Alchin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1470959992

Category: Folklore

Page: 95

View: 380

This book uncovers the Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. Many of the history and origins of the humble nursery rhyme are believed to be associated with actual events in history, with references to murder and persecution, betrayal, greed and to tyrants and royalty. Rhymes are usually short and therefore easy to remember, a critical factor during the times when many people were unable to read or write. They were passed verbally from one generation to the next before the invention of the printing press. Reciting old Nursery Rhymes to our children is one of the most pleasurable first steps to developing their language skills and extending their vocabulary.
Categories: Folklore

Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

This book uncovers the Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. Many of the history and origins of the humble nursery rhyme are believed to be associated with actual events in history, with references to murder and persecution, betrayal, ...

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Publisher: Linda Alchin

ISBN: 9780956748621

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Nursery Rhymes Your Mother Never Taught You

Nursery Rhymes Your Mother Never Taught You

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Opie, Iona and Peter, Ed. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes, New Edition. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press ... The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. Imprint: Mitcham, England: Neilsen, 2013.

Author: Marilyn Huntman Giese

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781796064766

Category: Poetry

Page: 126

View: 541

Nursery Rhymes Your Mother Never Taught You brings wry humor in the form of parodies to twenty-four of the world’s best-loved nursery rhymes. The parodies in Part I are a reaction to the people and politics of the 21st century. They are matched with the traditional nursery rhymes that are found in Part II. These original versions include some bizarre historical theories as to derivation; also, their first known publication dates are given. All the rhymes are divided into four sections: Food, Fun, People, and Politics. At the end of each section in Part I there are three thoughts to ponder for each parody. They range from such as, ‘What does food have to do with marital bliss?’ to ‘Who was the bully in your school?’ Caution: discussions are recommended for good-natured groups only!
Categories: Poetry

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

American Myths  Legends  and Tall Tales  An Encyclopedia of American Folklore  3 volumes

The more popular type of historical sourcing can be found in books promising the “secret” or “real” history behind the classics, as in Linda Alchin's The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes or Katherine Elwes Thomas's The Real Personages ...

Author: Christopher R. Fee

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610695688

Category: Social Science

Page: 1160

View: 797

A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research
Categories: Social Science

Ring a Ring o Roses

Ring a Ring o Roses

The Origins and Meanings of Old Rhymes Diana Ferguson. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Key Reading Other Useful Reading Alchin, Linda, The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes (Nielsen, 2013). Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (Cassell, 1968).

Author: Diana Ferguson

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781782439905

Category: Social Science

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This delightful book takes the reader on a journey into the weird and wonderful world of nursery rhymes. Offering a selection of more than 100 of our best-loved and widely known rhymes, it delves beneath the surface of the verses to interpret their meaning and reveal their historical origins. The rhymes you'll find here are instantly recognizable and provide a comforting link to our past, however the stories behind them are often unknown and always fascinating - frequently telling the stories of true historical events from a time when the printing press was still a thing of the future and news was passed around verbally. With rhymes on topics ranging from the weather to the stars, journeys to sums and food and drink to wise ways, each chapter presents the full and best-known version of the rhyme, followed by an explanation of its meaning and origins, along with the wider references the rhymes make to such topics as foods and culinary customs, historical events or archetypes of folk and fairy tales. Whether you're a lover of nursery rhymes or more of a history buff, there is lots in this book for all to enjoy.
Categories: Social Science

Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes Stories

Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head   The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes   Stories

Alchin, Linda The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes (Nielson, 2013) Andersen, Hans Christian Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales (Acheron Press, 2012. Kindle Edition) Anonymous reporter 'Fairytales too scary for modern children, ...

Author: Elizabeth Evers

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781784182267

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 523

Today's parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales - now thought too scary for little ones - with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains.Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes violent rhymes we learned by rote were often taught to us in school. But have you ever asked yourself what on earth they were about? And what exactly were the morals and lessons we were meant to learn from them?Here Comes a Chopper to Chop Off Your Head delves into the origins of the best-known rhymes and tales to uncover a legacy of folk superstition, rotten royal families, execution, child marriage, cannibalism, and the multitude of other random acts of cruelty that make up any classic treasury.You'll learn about the bloody history of Mary,Mary, Quite Contrary; why Margery Daw, the subject of an innocent-seeming seesaw game, was accused of being a 'dirty slut'; and how pretending to decapitate your little friends to the tune of Oranges and Lemons became an acceptable pastime.You'll also find out about the terrifying events that befell the first Sleeping Beauty when she finally woke up; how Snow White's stepmother really died; and just who the wolf was in Little Red Riding Hood.
Categories: History

Pop Goes the Weasel

Pop Goes the Weasel

This book is a quirky, curious, and sometimes sordid look at the truth behind popular nursery rhymes that uncovers the strange tales that inspired them-from Viking raids to political insurrection to smuggling slaves to freedom.

Author: Albert Jack

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1975729420

Category:

Page: 266

View: 171

From the international bestselling author of Red Herrings and White Elephants-a curious guide to the hidden histories of classic nursery rhymes. Who was Mary Quite Contrary, or Georgie Porgie? How could Hey Diddle Diddle offer an essential astronomy lesson? Do Jack and Jill actually represent the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? And if Ring Around the Rosie isn't about the plague, then what is it really about? This book is a quirky, curious, and sometimes sordid look at the truth behind popular nursery rhymes that uncovers the strange tales that inspired them-from Viking raids to political insurrection to smuggling slaves to freedom. Read Albert Jack's posts at AlbertJack.Com
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Twice Exceptional

Twice Exceptional

Resources: (a beginning list of materials that offer sophisticated information and thoughtprovoking information): The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes Paperback by Linda Alchin; History of Cathedrals of Europe by Elizabeth Reynolds; ...

Author: Scott Barry Kaufman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190671945

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 990

In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful.
Categories: Education

Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture

Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture

Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. N.p.: Linda Alchin, 2013. Amato, Sarah. Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. Ayres, Brenda. “It's Raining Cats and Dogs in George ...

Author: Brenda Ayres

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000760125

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

View: 332

Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children how to be behave. If you are a postmodern posthumanist, you might argue, "But the animals in literature did not write their own accounts." Animal characters may be the creations of writers’ imagination, but animals did and do exist in their own right, as did and do humans. The original essays in Animals and Their Children in Victorian explore the representation of animals in children’s literature by resisting an anthropomorphized perception of them. Instead of focusing on the domestication of animals, this book analyzes how animals in literature "civilize" children, teaching them how to get along with fellow creatures—both human and nonhuman.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Verses Old and New

Verses Old and New

At first glance the Bells of London and the newer version Oranges and Lemons Nursery rhymes look to be interesting ... The secret history and origins of the Bells of London nursery rhyme are revealed - once again a seemingly innocent ...

Author: Thomas McCavour

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525566608

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 414

View: 845

Verses Old and New is a collection of nursery rhymes and songs by Thomas McCavour that describe the origin and meaning of each verse. You will find out why Humpty Dumpty had a great fall and why Mary was quite contrary. Return to your childhood and read, learn and enjoy!
Categories: Literary Collections

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales a Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales  a Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England

4 , and is found in Gammer Gurton's Garland , and in most modern collections of English nursery - rhymes . The secret meaning is not very delicate , nor is it necessary to enter into any explanation or on the subject .

Author: James-Orchard Halliwell

Publisher:

ISBN: ONB:+Z206100607

Category:

Page: 276

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Albion s Secret History

Albion s Secret History

We can read in it the influence of Elizabethan sonnets, Edwardian lyrics, Shakespeare, nursery rhymes, eighteenth-century ballads and Victorian travelogues. It is as if all the English references of Barrett's youth became blended, ...

Author: Guy Mankowski

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789040296

Category: Music

Page: 152

View: 296

Albion's Secret History compiles snapshots of English pop culture’s rebels and outsiders, from Evelyn Waugh to PJ Harvey via The Long Blondes and The Libertines. By focusing on cultural figures who served to define England, Guy Mankowski looks at those who have really shaped Albion’s secret history, not just its oft-quoted official cultural history. He departs from the narrative that dutifully follows the Beatles, The Sex Pistols and Oasis, and, by instead penetrating the surface of England’s pop history (including the venues it was shaped in), throws new light on ideas of Englishness. As well as music, Mankowski draws from art, film, architecture and politics, showing the moments at which artists like Tricky and Goldfrapp altered our sense of a sometimes green but sometimes unpleasant land. 'The most illuminating odyssey through lost, hidden or forgotten English pop culture since Michael Bracewell's England Is Mine.' Rhian E. Jones, author of Clampdown: Pop-Cultural Wars on Class and Gender
Categories: Music

The Announcement

The Announcement

(1) The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. Linda Alchin. (Surrey, England: Babyseen Ltd., 2010) Humpty Dumpty Story and Picture. Accessed April 6, 2013. http://www.rhymes.org.uk/humpty_dumpty.htm ...

Author: Michael J. Gajda

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493166732

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 837

"You drive down a road for the hundredth time and notice a house you've never noticed before. You look at a picture and never saw that green spot before. You pick veggies or fruit and think you've cleared the area, then go back and see all the ones you missed. It's all in your point of view. There's a new perspective, a different angle — and you see things differently. And that's where The Announcement comes in. It provides that different point of view, that new perspective, that different angle, and does so with a purpose, It's for anyone who would like to see the world be a better place, but will challenge your ideas of what "better" is. And when you're done, and have had a chance to absorb The Announcement, think of others who would hate this book. Then give it to them and cajole, bribe, beg or whatever you have to do to get them to read it, because they are the ones who desperately need it." Bill Sturk, artist and musician
Categories: Fiction

Siouxsie and the Banshees Peepshow

Siouxsie and the Banshees  Peepshow

Linda Alchin, The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes. London: Babyseen Ltd, 2010, p. 41. Ibid. Rudolf Arnheim, “Epic and Dramatic Film.” Film Culture 3, No. 1, 1957, p. 9. Brown, “Spectacle/Gender/History,” p. 159. Robb, Silent Cinema, p.

Author: Samantha Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501321856

Category: Music

Page: 216

View: 803

In 1978, Siouxsie and the Banshees declared 'We don't see ourselves in the same context as other rock'n'roll bands.' A decade later, and in the stark aftermath of a devastating storm, the band retreated to a 17th-century mansion house in the deracinated Sussex countryside to write their ninth studio album, Peepshow. Here, the band absorbed the bygone, rural atmosphere and its inspirational mise en scène, thus framing the record cinematically, as Siouxsie Sioux recalled, 'It was as if we were doing the whole thing on the set of The Wicker Man'. Samantha Bennett looks at how Siouxsie and the Banshees' Peepshow is better understood in the context of film and film music (as opposed to popular music studies or, indeed, the works of other rock'n'roll bands). Drawing upon more than one hundred films and film scores, this book focuses on Peepshow's deeply embedded historical and aesthetic (para)cinematic influences: How is each track a reflection of genre film? Who are the various featured protagonists? And how does Peepshow's diverse orchestration, complex musical forms, atypical narratives and evocative soundscapes reveal an inherently cinematic record? Ultimately, Peepshow can be read as a soundtrack to all the films Siouxsie and the Banshees ever saw. Or perhaps it was the soundtrack to the greatest film they never made.
Categories: Music

Opening The Nursery Door

Opening The Nursery Door

Starting with the work of Christina Rossetti (1830-94) Morag Styles traces back to Jane Johnson a whole 'secret history' of tuneful, sometimes nonsensical rhymes, lullabies and other nursery verse expressing love and physical closeness ...

Author: Mary Hilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135105754

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 788

Opening the Nursery Door is a fascinating collection of essays inspired by the discovery of a tiny archive: the nursery library of Jane Johnson 1707-1759, wife of a Lincolnshire vicar. It has captured the scholarly interest of social anthropologists, historians, literary scholars, educationalists and archivists as it has opened up a range of questions about the nature of childhood within English cultural life over three centuries: the texts written and read to children, the multifarious ways childhood has been considered, shaped and schooled through literacy practices, and the hitherto ignored role of women educators in early childhood across all classes.
Categories: Education

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales

A Sequel to the Nursery Rhymes of England James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps ... The secret meaning is not very delicate , nor is it necessary to enter into any explanation playe called on the subject . It may , however.

Author: James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044011694585

Category: Nursery rhymes

Page: 276

View: 457

Categories: Nursery rhymes

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales

Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales

4, and is found in Gammer Gurton's Garland, and in most modern collections of English nursery-rhymes. The secret meaning is not very delicate, nor is it necessary to enter into any explanation on the subject. It may, however, be worthy ...

Author: James Orchard Halliwell

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752327571

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

View: 244

Reproduction of the original: Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales by James Orchard Halliwell
Categories: Fiction

London Lore

London Lore

Turning to the rhyme 'Oranges and Lemons', we are in similarly murky waters, with not even the equivalent of a medieval ... But for some time there has been a widespread notion that all nursery rhymes have a hidden secret history, ...

Author: Steve Roud

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409036197

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 677

In which part of North London were wild beasts once thought to roam the sewers? Why did 1920s working-class Londoners wear necklaces of blue beads? Who was the original inspiration for the 'pearly king' costume? And did Spring-heeled Jack, scourge of Victorian London, ever really exist? Exploring everything from local superstitions and ghost stories to annual customs, this is an enchanting guide to the ancient legends and deep-rooted beliefs that can be found the length and breadth of the city.
Categories: Social Science