Ref NoWH2449
Alt Ref NoWH2449
Artist or CreatorW.K. Haselden
Title or CaptionA list for the writer of memoirs. [caption on reverse]
Extent1 item
Published byDaily Mirror
Date30 Nov 1926
TechniqueBlack ink
Embedded text or transcript"My great-grandfather, who was an intimate friend of George IV, has said that often he heard him using most unfirstgentlemanly language."
"We have always been memoir writers in my family, and one ancestor has left it on record that the true story of the disappearing mace is that Mr. Cromwell pawned it."
"Another ancestor has said that contrary to general belief, Henry VIII was very bad at tennis - Wolsey always used to beat him. Hence the latter's downfall. "
"From the same source, I can vouch for it that Shakespeare never existed as an individual - it was a syndicate."
"As to Alfred burning the cakes, he did no such thing. The fact is he was extremely greedy and he ate them."
"King Arthur was an inveterate gambler and the Round Table was actually a square table used for round games at cards."
Person DepictedArthur; King
Shakespeare; William (1564-1616)
Wolsey; Cardinal
Henry VIII (1491-1547); King of England
Cromwell; Oliver (1599-1658)
NotesPencil notes at top margin read 'In future inventive writers of memoires had better confine their tittle-tattle to celebrities who have been long dead.
card games
Historical periods and persons
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Location of artworkBritish Cartoon Archive
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