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Is A.A. Milne’s "King John’s Christmas" about Bad King John?

Asked by MyNewtBoobs (19026points) February 9th, 2011

Is A.A. Milne’s King John’s Christmas about Bad King John of England or just a fictional king of England named John?

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Nullo's avatar

Aside from the name and some unpopularity (really, King John wasn’t that bad), I don’t recognize anything particular to the man.

thorninmud's avatar

According to this, yes.

blueiiznh's avatar

King John of England WAS the inspiration for this poem.

seazen's avatar

While we’re on the subject – anyone know what the name of this particular rhyme-scheme is?

King John was not a good man –
He had his little ways.
And sometimes no one spoke to him
For days and days and days.
And men who came across him,
When walking in the town,
Gave him a supercilious stare,
Or passed with noses in the air –
And bad King John stood dumbly there,
Blushing beneath his crown.

ABAB
ABBBA

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