For hundreds of years, children around the world have learned nursery rhymes. These sweet singsong melodies and seemingly innocent lyrics are pretty much a birthright. And while they may seem harmless, most parents would shutter to know they’re actually filled with horrific tales of death, blood, the complex politics of the times and the meeting of tragic fates.
You won’t believe what really filled Mary’s garden, or what Humpty Dumpty was actually trying to do on that wall. Old Mother Hubbard wasn’t a sweet little old lady trying to feed her dog, Ring Around the Rosey has nothing to do with fragrant posies, and Jack and Jill lost a whole lot more than their crowns on that hill. Yes, most nursery rhymes are about real people, from true historical situations, who caused or met their tragic, sometimes gruesome fate. You will be stunned by the bloody history of these innocent songs!
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For hundreds of years, children around the world have learned nursery rhymes. These sweet singsong melodies and seemingly innocent lyrics are pretty much a