Submitted by offwiththeirheads on November 19, 2007

Origin of the saying “off with their heads”

I know the saying was popularized from the movie Alice in Wonderland. Did the expression “off with their heads” have it’s origin in England or France?

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If it's Shakespeare that said it, someone must have said it before him.

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Tom that is awesome =D

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Tom that is awesome =D

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i thought it was king henry 8th

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The phrase "off with his head" originates with Shakespeare.

See http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/263700.html.

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