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Solve this, please!

Post by Ajarn Philip » Wed May 18, 2011 5:11 pm

Enthroned Thrice, Abdicated Twice, Deposed Once.
Married five times, widowed three, divorced once.
Imprisoned in three states, named twice, numbered once.
Author, Film Star, Politician and Prince, I left no epitaph...
Who Am I?


Help me out here, people. The above was written by a devious so-and-so. I'm assuming it's a 20th century figure, but I've run out of boxers and movie stars...
You can't take anything he says literally - think cryptic crossword.
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Re: Solve this, please!

Post by jhopgood » Wed May 18, 2011 7:44 pm

Henry VI ?
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Re: Solve this, please!

Post by Ajarn Philip » Thu May 19, 2011 3:33 am

I'm pretty sure now that it was Pi Yu, the last emperor of China - though I'm not sure who the fictional family member was.

OK, let's see if anyone's interested in some historical questions.

Walter, Jack and John were but three of them. Who, what and when?
Walter (better know by another name) pished off a mayor right royally and ended up with his head on a pikestaff.
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Post by Jo » Thu May 19, 2011 8:48 am

I'm guessing (without googling) that Walter might be Wat Tyler?
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu May 19, 2011 9:55 am

What (?) Which (?) Tyler also sprang to my mind ! :lol:

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Post by J.R. » Thu May 19, 2011 12:30 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:I'm pretty sure now that it was Pi Yu, the last emperor of China - though I'm not sure who the fictional family member was.

OK, let's see if anyone's interested in some historical questions.

Walter, Jack and John were but three of them. Who, what and when?
Walter (better know by another name) pished off a mayor right royally and ended up with his head on a pikestaff.

Any relation to Ef Yu ??
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Re: Solve this, please!

Post by Ajarn Philip » Thu May 19, 2011 2:34 pm

Jo wrote:I'm guessing (without googling) that Walter might be Wat Tyler?
Oh dear, I forgot I was dealing with proply eddicated folks...

Yes, OK, I'll take the rest as understood - the 3 main leaders of the revolting peasants in umpteenifftysomething.
I know exactly what words I am wanting to say, but somehow or other they is always getting squiffsquiddled around

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Post by loringa » Mon May 23, 2011 10:55 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:I'm pretty sure now that it was Pi Yu, the last emperor of China.
Pu Yi I think.

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Re: Solve this, please!

Post by Spoonbill » Thu May 26, 2011 5:27 pm

Ajarn Philip wrote:Enthroned Thrice, Abdicated Twice, Deposed Once.
Married five times, widowed three, divorced once.
Imprisoned in three states, named twice, numbered once.
Author, Film Star, Politician and Prince, I left no epitaph...
Who Am I?

I'm guessing it's either Gary Glitter or the Elephant Man or Sid James.

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