English poetry

Poems in English

Magna Carta

I’ll tell of the Magna Charter As were signed at the Barons’ command On Runningmead Island in t’ middle of […]

The Runcorn Ferry

On the banks of the Mersey, o’er on Cheshire side, Lies Runcorn that’s best known to fame By Transporter Bridge […]

Sam Goes To It

Sam Small had retired from the Army, In the old Duke of Wellington’s time, So when present unpleasantness started, He […]

Henry the Seventh

Henry the Seventh of England Wasn’t out of the Royal top drawer, The only connection of which he could boast, […]

Canute the Great

I’ll tell of Canute, King of England, A native of Denmark was he, His hobbies was roving and raiding And […]

Sam's Christmas Pudding

It was Christmas Day in the trenches In Spain in Penninsular War, And Sam Small were cleaning his musket A […]

Richard Coeur de Lion

Richard the First, Coeur-de-Lion, Is a name that we speak of with pride, Though he only lived six months in […]

Three Ha'Pence a Foot

I’ll tell you an old-fashioned story That Grandfather used to relate, Of a joiner and building contractor; ‘Is name, it […]

The Recumbent Posture

The day after Christmas, young Albert Were what’s called, confined to his bed, With a tight kind of pain in […]


I’ll tell you the story of Balbus, You know, him as builded a wall; I’ll tell you the reason he […]

Albert and His Savings

One day, little Albert Ramsbottom To see ‘ow much money ‘e’d got Stuck a knife in ‘is money-box slot ‘ole […]

William Rufus

The reign of King William the Second Were an uninteresting affair There’s only two things that’s remembered of him That’s […]

The Burghers of Calais

It were after the Battle of Crecy – The foe all lay dead on the ground – And King Edward […]

Albert and the 'Eadsman

On young Albert Ramsbottom’s birthday His parents asked what he’d like most; He said to see t’ Tower of London […]

Albert Down Under

Albert were what you’d call “thwarted”. He had long had an ambition, which… Were to save up and go to […]

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