Under normal circumstances anyone trying to rob the Crown jewels would have been hung drawn and quartered yet he was released, many theories, were put forward some hinted the King himself was some way involved but it still remains a mystery.

Colonel Blood.

It happened many Years ago
At least its understood
There came to England's capital
A man called Colonel Blood

Some would say adventurer
Others merely thief
But there's more to him then meets the eye
And that which lies beneath

For in the Tower the Crown jewels lie
Secure under lock and key
But to Colonel Blood a challenge
He would seek their liberty

Now as the story has it
On a dark and windy night
He put his plan to practice
Though not everything went right

For Talbot Edwards stood his ground
He would not give up the key
So they beat him with a mallet
And stabbed him one two three

He thought he would get clean away
But it was not to be
For Talbots son returned that night
And would not let him flee

They put him in a dungeon
King Charles he would await
To ponder on his folly
And regret his coming fate

But all is not as it would seem
The King was full of glee
And much admired this Colonel Blood
And so he set him free

He then returned his wealth and lands
Which still remains a mystery
To send him home once more to roam
Across the Irish Sea.

Poetry by penfold18
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Written on 2008-03-04 at 10:24

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
another intriguing poem about the criminal legends and the notorious in England.
I would love to read a poem by you about King Charles II's brother, John Wilmont, the Earl of Rochester.
I was introduced to the infamous character through the film, The Libertine.

I am eagerly awaiting your response. : )

lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
interestin Graham i will go to my history book to find out more of him well done rgds mike

Aisha Razem
had to read this carefully , until I found the wisdom , the philosophy of the politic you claimed you do not admire you the poet admired already more than flat politics !

it is some thing I admired

Rob Graber
A most interesting mystery!