History Jokes:


Funny anecdotes and short stories are a great source of examples in public speeches. This website contains short funny stories, clean jokes and humorous legends of kings and queens, politicians, famous literary figures and artists from many books and sources. The styles of writers from different time periods was preserved - they often enhance the stories in an amusing way. Enjoy and have fun!

A Strange Wedding 
Tuesday, April 8, 2008, 05:17 PM - Jokes and funny Stories about Kings and Queens, royal history, Modern Age History
Posted by Court Jester
In the year 1733, when Christian IV. King
of Denmurk, and his consort, Sophia Magdalena,
visited their Norwegian dominions, they took up
their residence in the house of Colons! Colbiurnson
in Frederickshald. The colonel, for the diversion
of his illustrious guests, exhibited before
them what is called a Jubilee Wedding. There
were four couples married, all rustic people, invited
from the adjacent country, and out of these,
there was none under a hundred years old; so
th:it all their ages put together, made upwards
of eight hundred years! Their names were Ole
Torveson Sologsteen, who lived eight years afterwards,
and his wife Kelje ten years; Jern
Oer, who lived six years after, and his wife Ingen,
who lived seven years; Ole Besoleca and
his wife N.; and Hans Folasken, who lived
ten years after, and brought with him Joram Gallen,
who was not his wife, but being a hundred
years old, he borrowed her for this ceremony;
she also lived ten years afterwards.
These eight married people made themselves
extremely merry at this public wedding; and the
women, according to the custom of the country
on bridal occasions, danced with green wreathe
upon their heads. At their departure, each
couple received from their majesties a handsome
present to carry home.

From Percy Anecdotes
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Children bug Princess Diana 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 07:42 PM - British humor, history of England, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people, Modern Age History
Posted by Queen of History Jokes
During a royal tour in 1983, Diana approached a crowd of young children in Southern Australia. She walked up to the nearest child and, while patting him on his head, asked him why he wasn't in school that day.

"I was sent home," he explained, "because I've got head lice."
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A Small Step for Neil Armstrong 
Once, while having lunch with photographer Yousuf Karsh and his wife, Armstrong inquired about the many countries the couple had visited. Surprised, Mrs, Karsh replied, "But Mr. Armstrong, you've walked on the moon. We want to hear about your travels."
"But that's the only place I've ever been", responded Armstrong apologetically.

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Amusing story of a ring 
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 05:40 PM - British humor, history of England, Modern Age History
Posted by Court Jester
A correspondent to 'Notes and Queries ' (vol. i. series 3,
p. 36), relates the following curious anecdote : ' A gentleman,
who was in the habit of frequenting a favourite spot for the
sake of a view that interested him, used to lounge on a rail,
and one day in a fit of absence of mind got fumbling about
the post in which one end of the rail was inserted. On his
way home he missed a valuable ring ; he went back again
and looked diligently for it but without success. A considerable
time afterwards in visiting his old haunt, and indulging
in his usual fit of absence, he was very agreeably
surprised to find the ring on his finger again, and which
appears to have been occasioned by (in both instances),
his pressing his finger in the aperture of the post, which
just fitted sufficiently with a pressure to hold the ring. I
afterwards tried the experiment at the spot, and found it
perfectly easy to have been effected with an easily fitting
ring.'
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The Oxford Dragon 
Jacob Bobart the younger, and son of a German
horticulturist of the same name, who superintended
the Physic Garden in Oxford, in the
seventeenth century, once played an ingenious
hoax on the learned of that university. He
found a large dead rat in the garden, and transformed
it by art into the shape of a dragon, as
represented in old and curious books of natural
history, particularly in Aldrovandus. This was
shown to various learned men, all of whom believed
it to be a genuine and invaluable specimen
of the dragon. Many fine copies of verses were
written by the literati, in honor of Bobart and
his matchless discovery, and persons flocked
from all parts to see it. Bobart owned the cheat
some years after, but it was for a long time preserved
as a masterpiece of art.

From The Percy Anecdotes
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