From DR. BOLI’S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MISINFORMATION,

Third Series.

Nero. It is notorious that Nero fiddled while Rome burned. It is less well known today, but in his own time caused almost equal scandal, that he strummed the ukulele during the revolt of Boadicea, tooted the ocarina during the plague of 63 a.d., and played the bongos when the Jewish War broke out.