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Maybe He Had Big Feet, Too?

I had a bit of fun with this portrait, as you can see! This Holbein portrait of Henry VIII suggested that Henry was a virile guy, despite his lack of sons. Can you find the hint in the portrait before scrolling down?

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Yes, it’s that obnoxious codpiece peeking out to say “I’m the king of England, damn it, and I’m as fertile as the next guy!” At the end of the day, Henry’s genes never made it past 1603. A lot of good all that artistic boasting did.

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3 Comments

  Anonymous wrote @

Gee, I thought maybe it was his calves! They look might strong in the portrait!

  Anne Barnhill wrote @

Poor Henry–he must have been insecure at some level–I mean, you could roast a turkey in that codpiece!

  Luka wrote @

His daugter lived to be 70 years old, advanced age for that era and twice for women. Unless Liz got good genes from Anne, seeing how other Henry’s children didn’t live that long……


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