January 13, 2011

King Henry VIII

A bit rushed today, so I thought I'd just point out this fascinating Wiki about King Henry VIII.  It's made me really want to see Showtime's The Tudors, which I have not seen.

Fascinating stuff.  At the very bottom, it says that we know from his armour he was between 6'2" and 6'3" tall, which was a giant for his time.  When he was young and in shape, he weight 180 to 200 lbs, fighting weight.  Man oh man, he must've been something to behold. 

Like I said, history is just fascinating.

Questions of the Day:  Is there any particular time period that fascinates you?


Sarah said...

As a kid I found the underground railroad pretty fascinating, as well as information on World War II.

Now my interests shift all the time. I pretty consistently love the roaring twenties, (well, why not?). Also, the French Revolution holds a certain fascination for me.

But, like I said, always changing. :)

Tamara said...

Isn't it great to be able to follow your fancy?! I'm way into the 1880s right now, but my fancy gets pulled all over the place.

Like you said, always changing. :-)