See this link for expanded information on the 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about King Henry VIII (Year 1491 - 1547)): http://www.historyextra.com/feature/tudors/5-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-henry-viii
King Henry VIII is largely remembered as a bully who executed his opponents, oversaw the destruction of religious buildings and works of art, and killed off two of his six wives. But is this image wholly accurate? Here, to mark the launch of our September issue, which includes a feature on the ups and downs of Henry VIII's explosive relationship with his chief adviser, Thomas Cromwell, historian Tracy Borman reveals 5 things you (probably) didn’t know about the former king
5 interesting facts about Henry VIII are:
1) Henry VIII was slim and athletic for most of his life.
2) Henry VIII was a tidy eater.
3) Henry was a bit of a prude.
4) Henry’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell liked to party.
5) Henry VIII sent more men and women to their deaths than any other monarch.
1) Henry VIII was slim and athletic for most of his life
At six feet two inches tall, Henry VIII stood head and shoulders above most of his court. He had an athletic physique and excelled at sports, regularly showing off his prowess in the jousting arena. Having inherited the good looks of his grandfather, Edward IV, in 1515 Henry was described as “the handsomest potentate I have ever set eyes on…” ................The expanded version of the 5 interesting facts are on the link above and it really is interesting to read so click it now. History of London. Henry VIII's Reign (28 June 1491 – 28 January 1547) was King of England from 21 April 1509 until his death. He tortured many people at the London Dungeon which is situated underneath the Tower of London. I have seen the London Dungeon and it is scarey. They say the ghosts of the tortured souls are haunting the dungeon. No security staff stay there at night time because of this. Visit London.
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