The hashtag #AwfullyBritishFakeHistory was doing the rounds on social media today.
In a bid to lighten up a dull and dreary start to the week, the Twitterati stepped in to twist elements of the UK’s past to create some comedy gold.
Not surprisingly, Henry VIII was a prominent feature.
The Tudor king’s second wife, who was famously beheaded, had a brother called Tenpin, one person jested.
He was preceded by a famous king by the name of William the Conkerer, another person teased.
The subject of famous British architecture also made an appearance, with this interest (fake) factoid about the bungalow.
And Boris Johnson even got a nod… Although this one was kind of true!
Here’s a pick of the rest to cheer up your Monday:
#AwfullyBritishFakeHistory— Nic (@tismenic70) June 27, 2021
Robin Hood died from getting menintightus
William Wallace had a dog called Gromit. #AwfullyBritishFakeHistory— Auto Correct (@JimBlower) June 27, 2021
Richard the third was killed when a multi-storey car-park collapsed on top of him. #AwfullyBritishFakeHistory— Jilly Will 💙 : Let's Rethink the Future (@Gillian24448105) June 27, 2021
Sir Walter Raleigh used to run a bike shop #AwfullyBritishFakeHistory— Richard Pulsford (@RichardPulsford) June 27, 2021