April Showers Bring . . . Search Terms!

Searches people used in April to find my website (for those who have asked, my server keeps track of them):

the life during the reign of edward the first

Ah, those were the days, my friend.

kind edward ii

Alianore will love that one.

hugh despenser the still young

What were his beauty secrets?

why do isabella and edward break up?

They have relationship issues, and he’s just not that into her anyway.

fun image of joan of acre england

That Joan was a party gal, all right!

when did elizabeth the 1 have a brother

Not nearly soon enough, in her father’s opinion.

what does the duchess father gain from the marriage to the duke

Almost always, a son-in-law.

did richard iii have a motive

You mean people think he did something wrong? That sweet-looking chap?

who is susan higginbotham

It took a lot of bad adolescent poetry before I figured that one out.

hugh despenser bridge

Undoubtedly he charged a hefty toll to get across.

10 thoughts on “April Showers Bring . . . Search Terms!”

  1. Nan Hawthorne

    These always delight me.. you are so damn clever.

    I wonder if some high school kids are getting the sort of writing assignments i would have killed for at that age?

    Don’t you just burn to know why someone asked who you are? They didn’t just search for your name.. they took it that “who is” step further.

    I did one of these recently and was surprised to find “Edward II” in my list too.. my comment was, “I thought I was the only person NOT writing about him!” 🙂


  2. Amy @ Passages to the Past

    Thanks for the laughs (again)! That last one was great – reminds me of the little troll that lived under the bridge!

  3. Lynn Irwin Stewart

    Very funny. And I hate to think what I’ve searched for that’s ended up on someone’s server!

  4. LOL – great as always. But now I’m going to have to go out and find that Hugh Despenser Bridge and do an article on it!

  5. I’ve had the ‘kind edward ii’ a few times, too! I might have to do a funny search post soon, as I’ve had some real doozies lately. Love the bridge one!

  6. Susan Higginbotham

    Thanks, ladies! I’d love to see the Hugh Despenser Bridge myself!

  7. I thoroughly enjoyed your post. I can see we share an appreciation for medieval history and literature. If you enjoy American history as well you should check out a book I just found about the civil war called Bedlam South by David R. Donaldson and Mark Grisham.

  8. Susan Higginbotham

    Thanks, Kristen! Actually, I read Bedlam South for the Historical Novels Review and thought it was very good.

    Susan–now I have an image of Joan yelling “Toga! Toga! Toga!” And a very unfortunate one of her posting a picture of herself on Facebook and Edward I getting REALLY steamed.

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