History Literature / ChildBallads

23rd Feb '17 8:58:23 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: To EleanorOfAquitaine and William Marshal in "Queen Elanor's Confession" (#156). Whatever their faults (and there were many), they didn't have an affair with each other, kill Rosamund de Clifford, or plot to poison Henry II.

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: To EleanorOfAquitaine UsefulNotes/EleanorOfAquitaine and William Marshal in "Queen Elanor's Confession" (#156). Whatever their faults (and there were many), they didn't have an affair with each other, kill Rosamund de Clifford, or plot to poison Henry II.
22nd Nov '16 6:06:38 PM nanshe
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** In some variants of "The Maid and the Palmer" (#21),the Maid's six dead children were fathered by [BrotherSisterIncest her brother]], [[CreepyUncle her uncle]] or [[KissingCousins cousin]], and [[ParentalIncest her own father]].

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** In some variants of "The Maid and the Palmer" (#21),the Maid's six dead children were fathered by [BrotherSisterIncest [[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]], [[CreepyUncle her uncle]] or [[KissingCousins cousin]], and [[ParentalIncest her own father]].
22nd Nov '16 6:05:20 PM nanshe
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* IncestIsRelative:
** In some variants of "The Maid and the Palmer" (#21),the Maid's six dead children were fathered by [BrotherSisterIncest her brother]], [[CreepyUncle her uncle]] or [[KissingCousins cousin]], and [[ParentalIncest her own father]].
** In "Brown Robyn's Confession" (#57), the protagonist confesses to having fathered two children on [[ParentalIncest his mother]] and five on [[BrotherSisterIncest his sister]].



* ParentalIncest: In "Brown Robyn's Confession" (#57), the protagonist confesses to having fathered two children on his mother and five on [[BrotherSisterIncest his sister]].
22nd Nov '16 5:57:54 PM nanshe
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* AttemptedRape: In "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (#4), the knight tricks the protagonist into running off to him, only to reveal that he intends to rape and kill her. Fortunately, she kills him instead.

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* AttemptedRape: In "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (#4), the knight tricks the protagonist into running off to with him, only to reveal that he intends to rape and kill her. Fortunately, she kills him instead.



* BeingEvilSucks: The bandit learns this the hard way "Bonnie Banks o'Fordie" (#14)

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* BeingEvilSucks: The bandit learns this the hard way in "Bonnie Banks o'Fordie" (#14)



** In "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (#4), the Elf knight entices the protagonist to run away with him (though whether by means of flattery or magic depends on the version) and turns out to be TheBluebeard who intends her to rape and kill her, as he's done to numerous other women in the past. She outwits him, though, and kills himself instead.



** In "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (#4), the Elf knight entices the protagonist to run away with him (though whether by means of flattery or magic depends on the version) and turns out to be TheBluebeard who intends her to kill her partially for her jewels and partially just ForTheEvulz.
24th Oct '16 1:53:45 PM margdean56
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* TheseQuestionsThree: In "The Devil's Nine Questions", a subtype of #1 "Riddles Wisely Expounded", the Devil challenges one or several human characters to answer nine (= three times three) riddles, threatening he will take to hell whoever cannot give the right answers. At least that is what he says: [[ArtifactTitle Many variants contain only eight riddles.]]

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* TheseQuestionsThree: In "The Devil's Nine Questions", a subtype of #1 "Riddles Wisely Expounded", the Devil challenges one or several human characters to answer nine (= three times three) riddles, threatening he will take to hell whoever cannot give the right answers. At least that is what he says: [[ArtifactTitle Many variants contain only eight riddles.]]]] (Sometimes explained as the ninth riddle being "Who is the questioner?", which is implicitly rather than explicitly answered.)
24th Oct '16 1:41:11 PM margdean56
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** In "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (#4), the Elf knight entices the protagonist to run away with him (thought whether by means of flattery or magic depends on the version) and turns out to be TheBluebeard who intends her to kill her partially for her jewels and partially just ForTheEvulz.

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** In "Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight" (#4), the Elf knight entices the protagonist to run away with him (thought (though whether by means of flattery or magic depends on the version) and turns out to be TheBluebeard who intends her to kill her partially for her jewels and partially just ForTheEvulz.
8th Aug '16 3:18:47 AM Morgenthaler
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Child Ballads may be thought of as the Scottish/English branch of a larger collection of MedievalBallads. Medieval ballads are found in all countries around the North Sea, from {{Iceland}} to {{Sweden}}.

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Child Ballads may be thought of as the Scottish/English branch of a larger collection of MedievalBallads. Medieval ballads are found in all countries around the North Sea, from {{Iceland}} UsefulNotes/{{Iceland}} to {{Sweden}}.UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}}.
14th Dec '15 8:43:29 PM Nightsky
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* SelkiesAndWereseals: In "The Great Selkie of Sule Skerry" (#113)
28th Nov '15 4:46:13 PM nanshe
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** In "Andrew Lammie" (#233), Tifty's Annie falls in love with Andrew Lammie and refuses to marry a lord. In response, her father and brother beat her to force her into marriage. She remains steadfast in her refusal, though, and her father and/or brother kill her.
28th Nov '15 3:42:02 PM nanshe
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** "Sir Patrick Spens" (#58) is based on the story of Margaret, Maid of Norway, the granddaughter of Alexander III of Scotland. Edward I of England selected her as the heir to the throne of Scotland and a ship was sent to Norway to fetch her. The ballad has her and the entire crew perishing in a shipwreck, but she actually died of an illness en route.

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** "Sir Patrick Spens" (#58) is based on the story of Margaret, Maid of Norway, the granddaughter and heir-apparent of Alexander III of Scotland. Edward I of England selected After her as the heir to the throne of Scotland and grandfather's death, a ship was sent to Norway to fetch her.take her back to Scotland to become the new Queen, but she never made it. The ballad has her and the entire crew perishing in a shipwreck, but she actually died of an illness en route.
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