There is a popular theory in the West Country that Doctor Foster was in fact Edward I. He was rumored to have visited Gloucester on horseback, but the city streets were so deep with mud that his horse floundered and planks had to be laid down to help the horse to regain its footing. Edward swore he would never visit the city again after this distressing incident.
Doctor Foster Lyrics
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain;
He stepped in a puddle, right up to his middle,
And never went there again.