(Pt 2) History of William Topaz McGonagall: The Worst Poet in Scottish History

We continue on with the history of William Topaz McGonagall (1825 –1902) - the worst poet in Scottish history, whose performances usually ended with being pelted with rotten eggs, peas, and herring.

Not only did McG once walk 60 miles through a thunderstorm - to read his poetry for the Queen (though not invited), but he also  went on to influence the likes of Monty Python, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, The Muppets, and Harry Potter. 

Also, check out the video we produced on William Topaz McGonagall for The Atlantic