The latest from hilarious wordsmith Philip Ardagh, this is a very funny collection of fantastic trivia and amazing facts about royalty and rulers of all kinds throughout history.
Pssst! Do you know the story about Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) and the - er - farting courtier? One day, when bowing low to Her Majesty, the Earl of Oxford couldn't help but break wind.The poor man felt SO embarrassed, that he left the court - and some say the country - for SEVEN years.
Upon his return, after such a long absence, the first thing Good Queen Bess said on seeing him was, "Lord, I had forgot the fart!"