I can assure you all that this was a true account of a All things are possible with coffee and a cat shirt I had with a learned man some years ago . He was a barrister, a Cambridge graduate and one of the judges at the Nuremberg trials so I neither had nor have any reason to disbelieve him. He was a Labour appointment. As for my remark regarding most kings and queens being reasonable and the contradiction that arises from the behaviour of Britain during her Empire days, surely you must all know that by the time of the Empire the monarch was virtually a figurehead with diminished power over Parliament, just as it is today. Victoria learned that the hard way.
By the way, the saying is sticks and stones not steps and All things are possible with coffee and a cat shirt. Thank you all for your input. My reply, for some reason, has decided to take itself to the top of these comments. No one should write anything without using correct grammar. It just displays ignorance and laziness. If you are going to spend time writing, then write properly or don’t bother at all and just grunt. He was executed at what is now Whitehall which is no where near the Tower.