I suppose I’m a nerd in that I love me some good history memes. I don’t know what it is about pictures of King Henry VIII with witty captions but I can’t seem to get enough of them in my life. I’ve dug up a couple that are both funny and have tiny little history lessons attached. Here are a few that, if nothing else, are decent print-outs for all you history teachers to put on your classroom doors.
Richard III was the last Plantagenet king.
This old boy is Philip II of Spain who suffered a terrible naval defeat in 1588.
Somebody has some photoshop skills.
Poor Henry VIII never could get an heir.
You might need to think about this one for a moment to get the irony.
Ouch. Is it too soon?
Vlad the Impaler gets a hilarious award.
The Dracula history memes continue
Marie Antoinette never actually said “let them eat cake” or in French “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”, it was actually French philosopher Jean-Jaques Rousseau who coined the phrase.
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