History Jokes: Charles De Gaulle who?


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!

Charles De Gaulle who? 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 07:23 PM - History of France, Jokes and anecdotes of famous people
Posted by Queen of History Jokes
A speaker once told De Gaulle that he resembled Robespierre. De Gaulle responded, "I always thought I was Jeanne d'Arc and Bonaparte. How little one knows oneself!"
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A Funny Poem for the King from his Earl 
In trying to be clever, the Earl of Rochester once left a message on King Charles II's bedchamber door. It read:
"Here is our sovereign lord the king,
Whose promise noone relies on;
He never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one."

Not to be outdone, Charles replied with the following:
"This is very true, for my words are my own, and my actions are those of my ministers."
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Long live King Charles--not James 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008, 07:20 PM - British humor, history of England, Jokes and funny Stories about Kings and Queens, royal history
Posted by Queen of History Jokes
While on his morning walk, King Charles proceeded to stroll through Hyde Park accompanied by just two lords. As he was walking, his brother James, Duke of York, drove up in his carriage under heavy guard.

The duke was suprised to see his brother virtually alone and expressed to him that it might be dangerous and unwise. King Charles confidently replied,"No danger, for no man in England would take away my life to make you king."
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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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Alexander the Great as Parmenion 
After Alexander had conquered Egypt, King Darius of Persia offered Alexander generous terms for peace.

Darius would pay Alexander 10,000 talents for releasing Perisan prisoners, give him the areas west of the Euphrates and he would hand over his daughter to Alexander in marriage.

Alexander was unsure if he should accept these terms and consulted his general, Parmenion. Parmenion said, "If I were Alexander, I would accept these offers."
Alexander countered, "So would I, if I were Parmenion."

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