Henry VIII

10 Facts about Henry VIII that you might not know…

1, Henry once poached the best singers from Cardinal Wolsey’s choir after losing a singing competition between his chapel choir and Wolsey’s.

2, In his thirties, Henry was nearly killed pursuing his hawk when he fell headfirst into a ditch of muddy water. A footman saved him from drowning.

3, The King liked to sing and his favorite songs were ‘As I walked along the wood so wild’ and ‘By the banks and I lay.’ Another song Henry enjoyed celebrated his prowess in the tilt yard. It was called, ‘my Sovereign Lord.’

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