Rhyming!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2021

In this latest episode, the Unexpected duo, James and Sam, clear their throats to pontificate about the unexpected history of RHYMING! Which is all about the history of the singing game and the transmission of dance songs across the centuries to children’s playgrounds; it’s about Renaissance verse, Petrarchan sonnets, Thomas Wyatt, the court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and WWI; it’s also all about Edward Lear and nonsense, Limericks and professional writing for a living! Who knew!

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