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The roots of the story, or poem, of Jack and Jill are in France. The Jack and Jill referred to are said to be King Louis XVI -- Jack -- who was beheaded (lost his crown), and followed by his Queen Marie Antoinette -- Jill -- (who came tumbling after). The words and lyrics to the Jack and Jill poem were made more acceptable as a story for children by providing a happy ending! The actual beheadings occurred during the Reign of Terror in 1793. The first publication date for the lyrics of the Jack and Jill rhyme is 1795, which ties in with the history and origins. The Jack and Jill poem is also known as Jack and Gill -- the misspelling of Gill is not uncommon in nursery rhymes as they are usually passed from generation to generation by word of mouth.

On the gruesome subject of beheading: it was the custom that following execution the severed head was held up by the hair by the executioner. This was not, as many people think, to show the crowd the head, but in fact to show the head the crowd and it's own body! Consciousness remains for at least eight seconds after beheading until lack of oxygen causes unconsciousness and eventually death. The guillotine is associated with the French but the English were the first to use this device as described in our section containing Mary Mary Quite Contrary Rhyme.

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What is Jack and Jill?

Jack and Jill is a famous nursery rhyme.


Who wrote the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill?

The author is unknown


Who is the antigonist in jack and Jill the nursery rhyme?

Uh nobody


What is jack intending to do in the nursery rhyme jack and Jill?

fetch a pail of water


In the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill what did Jack mend his head with?

Vinegar and brown paper


What nursery rhyme characters starts with letter J?

Jack and Jill


Who wrote the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme?

Jack and Jill, the traditional English nursery rhyme, is believed to have been published in 1765. Although the original author was not recorded, the first printed version of the nursery rhyme appeared in a reprint of John Newbery's Mother Goose's Melody.


What is the moral of the nursery rhyme jack and Jill?

That if you don't be careful you might get hurt


What does jack and Jill mean?

Jack and Jill are names in a nursery rhyme. For example Little Bo Peep, Little Boy Blue, and Little Ms. Muffet. They are names that are in different nursery rhymes.


Why did I came falling after?

The only reason I can think of for you to come falling after is that you are Jill from the nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill as Jill came tumbling, or falling after.


What are the words to the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill?

Jack and Jill went up the hillTo fetch a pail of water.Jack fell down and broke his crown And Jill came tumbling after.


When was the jack and Jill nursery rhyme written?

No one knows when, but i think it was a long time ago. :)


What did Jack break in the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill?

"Jack fell down and broke his crown". Crown is another word for head.


In the rhyme jack and Jill how old you think jack and Jill are?

In the rhyme Jack and Jill, I estimate Jack and Jill to be 5-7 years of age.


Who made jack and Jill the nursery rhyme?

Dani victor from bad girls club season 8


Who was Jack's companion in the nursery rhyme?

Jill


What is the origin of Jack and Jill?

The roots of the child's nursery rhyme is in France and the Jack and Jill referred to are Louis XVI who was beheaded (lost his crown) followed by his Queen Marie Antoinette (who came tumbling after). The actual beheadings occurred in 1793. The first publication date for the lyrics of this nursery rhyme is 1795.


Why did Willie fall down and break his crown and why I came tumbling after him?

It wasn't Willie who fell down and broke his crown, it was Jack and Jill was the one who went tumbling after him. This is from the Jack and Jill nursery rhyme.


What is the meaning of the nursery rhyme 'Jack and Jill'?

Jack refers to King Louis XVI of France and Jill refers to is queen, Marie Antoinette. King Louis XVI (Jack) was beheaded (lost his crown) and Marie Antoinette (Jill) was beheaded shortly after (and Jill came tumbling after.)


Does jack and Jill rhyme mean that jack was having a afair with Jill?

The origins of this nursery rhyme are unknown and so is the meaning, though there are quite a few theories as to the meaning. Added a link below which will outline the different theories as there are quite a few if you search around.


Which nursery rhyme has to do with hot milk and vinegar?

Possibly from Jack and Jill..He went to bed to mend his head with vinegar and brown paper


Why did jack and jill run home to their mom after they fell down the hill?

In the children's nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill, it was only Jack who fell down and broke his crown. If he went running home to his mom it was so she could tend to his injuries.


In the nursery rhyme who went up the hill to fetch a pail of water?

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water


What nursery rhyme has Jack in it?

One of these. 1. Jack and the Bean Stalk. (more of a story) 2. Jack be nimble, Jack be quick! Jack jump over the candlestick. 3. Jack and Jill went up the hill...


What the meaning of tumbling like Jill came tumbling after?

The meaning of the word tumbling as used in the nursery rhyme Jack and Jill is to lose balance and fall, stumble, take a spill, or topple over.