08 June, 2008

Brandy Nan

No photography allowed in St Paul's Cathedral so you can't see the mosaic of Christ Pantocrator, but here is Queen 'Brandy' Nan. Queen Victoria was inconvenienced bt Queen Anne's Statue when she visited and those responsible asked her if she wanted it moved. The Queen replied that she would hate it if one of her statues was moved, so the statue stayed where it was.

Queen Anne was fond of a drop and died without issue, so ending the Stuart dynasty. The Stuarts were bad kings though so nobody was too upset except the annonymous author of the following lines:

Brandy Nan, Brandy Nan,
You left us in the lurch,
Your face towards the ale house
your back to the church.

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