The Jokes We Miss

Kenneth Baker, Lord Baker of Dorking, takes a tour of the best-loved Gilbert and Sullivan operas and discovers that W S Gilbert was a sharp satirist of contemporary Victorian life and politics.

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The Ruler of the Queen's Navee who had never been to sea and the Modern Major General were based on real people.

02 LAST1999082619990909

If the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe is not really Queen Victoria, then the Mikado certainly is.