A lightning strike can strip the bark off a tree completely.
The reason for this is, when the lightning hits it super heats the water under the bark, creating nearly instantaneous steam pressure. Which blows all the bark off.
William the Conqueror long did reign;
William his son, by an arrow was slain;
Henry the First was a scholar bright;
Stephen was king without any right.
Henry the Second, Plantagenet’s scion;
Richard the First was as brave as a lion;
John, though a tyrant, the charter was signed;
Henry the Third had a weakly mind.
Edward the First conquered Cambria dales;
Edward the Second was the first English Prince of Wales;
Edward the Third humbled France in its pride;
Richard the Second in prison died.
Henry the Fourth for himself took the crown;
Henry the Fifth pulled the French King down;
Henry the Sixth lost his father’s gains;
Edward the Fourth laid hold of the reins.
Edward the Fifth was killed with his brother;
Richard the Third soon made way for another.
Henry the Seventh was frugal of means;
Henry the Eighth had a great many queens.
Edward the Sixth reformation began;
Cruel Queen Mary prevented the plan;
Wise and profound were Elizabeth’s aims;
England and Scotland were joined by King James.
Charles the First found the people a cruel corrector;
Oliver Cromwell was called Lord Protector;
Charles the Second hid in an oak;
James the Second took the Catholic yoke.
William and Mary were offered the throne;
Anne succeeded and reigned alone.
George the First from Hanover came;
George the Second kept up the name;
George the Third was loved in the land;
George the Fourth was polite and grand;
William the Fourth had no heir of his own,
So Queen Victoria ascended the throne.
When good Queen Victoria’s long reign was o'er,
Edward the Seventh the English crown wore.
His son George the Fifth, ruled the realm amassed,
where the sun never set, it was so vast.
Edward the Eighth gave up the throne for his wife;
George the Sixth ruled through World War II’s strife.
Elizabeth the Second reigns today,
And “God save the Queen” all her subjects hearts say!