Good King Henry


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Good King Henry

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(Plants) a weedy edible chenopodiaceous plant, Chenopodium bonus-henricus, of N Europe, W Asia, and North America, having arrow-shaped leaves and clusters of small green flowers
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IN MERRY ENGLAND in the time of old, when good King Henry the Second ruled the land, there lived within the green glades of Sherwood Forest, near Nottingham Town, a famous outlaw whose name was Robin Hood.
Nipna also won the Fell, Dales, New Forest or Connemara yearling class with Nipna Good King Henry - Magic's grandson.
The ball was set rolling by good King Henry, who was in the habit of bestowing his considerable largesse on new Church of England dioceses that supported his bid to ditch Queen Catherine in favour of Anne Boleyn.
QMy uncle says he used to grow a vegetable called Good King Henry.
This contained some of the old fashioned favourites, such as Lamb's Lettuce, Good King Henry and Red Chard.