The background to some of our most popular British Nursery Rhymes. Apart from enjoying the Rhymes again, the historical detail adds a new dimension for many who wouldn't normally volunteer for a history lesson! I've presented this to mainly older audiences. It's a great way to think back to when they first heard the rhymes and when they shared them with their own children and grandchildren. You often find someone in the group who loves reading historical dramas and will add extra detail. With thanks to: Iona & Peter Opie's The Oxford Nursery Rhyme Book; Albert Jack's Pop Goes the Weasel; Roger Lancelyn Green Myths of the Norsemen; Felix Dennis's Nursery Rhymes for Modern Times and wikipedia. One of a series of decks given in Lancashire, UK and first presented in 2013. NB: There's more text shown on the slides than I'd actually use in practice but it gives you an idea of the voiceover.