Laughing Through the Ages: Ten Hilarious History Jokes To Read

Happy Friday! In today’s post I wanted to keep it light-hearted and simple by sharing a few funny jokes. History may be chalk full of wars, political intrigue, and momentous events, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be funny too. I hope everyone’s is having a good week and doing well. I know I am really excited about the coming weekend. Tomorrow is coronation day!

The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla is something I’ve been really looking forward to all year long! Unfortunately because I am in California, I will be sound asleep when it begins at 3am my time and I have to work Saturday morning at 6am which means I will not be watching it live but I plan to quickly catch up before the day is over. This will be the very first British coronation that many of us will have witnessed in our lifetime.

It will definitely be my first coronation. I am hoping for a lot of pomp and tradition! I want to see a beautiful procession, the anointing, and crowning of the new monarchs. I want beautiful tiaras and coronets while dressed up horses ride in front of the carriages as trumpets play in the air! Now, I know King Charles has said it will be a more relaxed occasion but I am more than sure it will not disappoint; anyways, without further adieu, on to the jokes!

#1: Did you watch Last night on Dancing with the Tsars?
Peter and Catherine were great, but Ivan was terrible

#2: Did you hear about the historian who fell asleep while reading about the French Revolution?
He woke up feeling like he’d lost his head.

#3 Why don’t historians trust atoms?
Because they make up everything.

#4 Why was King Arthur’s army too tired to fight?
Because they had too many sleepless knights!

#5 What did the ancient Greek say when he stubbed his toe?
“Oh, Achilles heel!”

#6 Why did the knight wear a metal suit?
Because he wanted to steel the show.

#7 What did King Henry VIII say when he saw his sixth wife?
“I’ll be head over heels in love with you!”

#8 Why did Henry VIII cross the road?
To get to the other bride.

#9 Why did the colonists throw tea in the harbor?
Because they were trying to brew up some trouble.

#10 Why was the king only a foot tall?
Because he was a ruler.


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12 thoughts on “Laughing Through the Ages: Ten Hilarious History Jokes To Read

  1. The coronation of William IV in 1830 was so much done on the cheap, that it could be said to have been only half a crown for half a sovereign. (A numismatic history joke, the crown and sovereign both being British coins.)

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      • No, I have other things I must do. While there’s a special experience to watching something live, I’ll settle for seeing recordings at some later date. However, to keep in the spirit, I went digging through my deceased British-born mother’s effects to find the commemorative tea cup her parents bought for the coronation of George VI in 1937. It had pictures of the king, his wife (who in our lifetimes was the Queen Mother and died in 2002 at age 101), and on the back a picture of the little Princess Elizabeth, the future queen, all of age 11. And of course the date of that coronation: May 12.

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  2. This is hilarious!

    Gives me an idea to do historical posts on early jokes (as in early historical jokes hundreds or thousands of years ago).

    Would you mind my stealing your idea for a concept like that?


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