Richard of York, who was this guy, he lived so many years ago. He might have been forgotten, but his memory remains amongst us through one small menmonic event. Every time we have a rainbow in the sky, Richard celebrates a rebirth. He was born 1411 and died 1460. He wanted to become King but was too busy organising the colours of the rainbow. His children Edward IV and Richard III became kings, but they never really attained the fame that their father did.
Richard had his ups and downs in England and one day he was sitting at his castle window thinking of the purpose in his life. He never really left a mark on the history of England because it rained on his parade. However, the sun soon reappeared and the water drops split into various colours.
“Look dad” said one of his twelve children “a rainbow”. He could not remember which one of his children it was, but they all grew up to and never forgot their father. They remembered him by gaining battles in vain and colouring their lives with rainbow colours. Perhaps they were all colour blind, who knows. But Richard reminded them of the importance of a rainbow in life.
Richard of York gained battles in vain. He never became king, but the rainbow colours were his legacy in life.
“red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo violet”: colours that appear in a rainbow regularly in that order because Richard Of York Gained Battles In Vain. Yes, it was a waste to win battles, there was no point, but no schoolchild in England forgot the order of the colours of the rainbow, thanks to Richard of York.