Great Poetry Riots of 1346
The riots have been named in part after the people who took part in it, The Great Circling Poets of Arium. It so happened that there were 5 sage princes with 4 horses, and they argued about who had to walk back whilst circling innocent travellers. These besieged travellers could only defend themselves by spouting poetry at the princes. One such poetic weapon was recorded as:
There once was a prince in a castle
Who found meeting ladies a hassle
So he called his foole
Unencumbered his rule
And turned his foole into a vassal
A later adaptation of this event to the silver screen by Monty Python turned the whole thing upside down, with the sages becoming knights spouting fiendish questions at innocent travellers. According to the Lore of Pythonia a shrubbery with a white picket fence was an equally effective countermeasure to poetry, confusing the matter even further.
All that one can truly tell of the event is that it involved poetry at some point or other, and caused riots, sometime around the year 1346. The rest of the history was lost when a firefighter burned all references to the event, it was then found that the temperature at which poetry burns is Fahrenheit 451 degrees.