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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Henry VIII of England traveled to every country in the known world before his 16th birthday.

See also:
- History of the Monarchy: Kings and Queens of England

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  • Just imagine how long it would have taken him now, dealing with baggage checks, airport security and flight delays.


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 10, 2007 10:30 PM  

  • Interesting, considering the first British monarch to visit India was King George V, in 1911. And certainly India was part of the "known world" during Henry VIII's early lifetime (Christopher Colombus was looking to sail to India in 1492, after all).

    Really, wasn't Henry VIII known for spending more time with his wives?

    By Anonymous A. Mouse, at September 10, 2007 10:50 PM  

  • A. Mouse,


    Possibly he was still in the womb during that part of his travel. Well, on second thought, it might only count if he had a womb with a view...


    By Anonymous Kahne, at September 10, 2007 11:12 PM  

  • Henry VIII did not become king until he was 17. Perhaps that is the source of a. mouse's confusion?

    By Anonymous dax, at September 11, 2007 7:04 AM  

  • Not confused. Most everything I've read on Henry VIII's childhood indicates that he was secluded and isolated, kept in the court with a tutor, particularly after 1501, when his older brother Arthur died. Henry VII knew he couldn't loose another heir to the throne. Henry VII assigned the Yeomen of the Guard to protect his son, but after the loss of his wife and elder son, he was deeply afraid to lose Henry. So I doubt, at this time, that they were taking travelling caravans to India or other known territories. Henry VIII wasn't even allowed to travel to Wales for schooling.

    By Anonymous A. Mouse, at September 11, 2007 12:56 PM  

  • Wow a. mouse, that's a nice bedtime story. zzzzzz

    By Anonymous dax, at September 11, 2007 4:12 PM  

  • Does the "a" stand for analingus?

    By Anonymous dax, at September 11, 2007 4:15 PM  

  • Dax
    That was vulgar and off-topic. I am a high school teacher, a long time Factropolis reader and (until now) a fan. I commend A. Mouse for pointing out possible errors in these facts. Unless Factropolis clarifies some of these points and does a better job of policing the message boards, I'm afraid I can no longer recommend this site to any of my students.

    By Anonymous M. Harmon, at September 11, 2007 8:48 PM  

  • Your students see worse crap than this on youtube every day. It's the nature of the comments section on any website, not the posts themselves. And besides, there's nothing wrong with a little analingus.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 24, 2010 10:22 AM  

  • Stop being d*****bags. I appreciate when a person points out inaccuracies on a site that claims to showcase "facts".

    Apparently some people would just rather believe whatever they find most interesting. Pathetic.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 04, 2010 11:19 AM  

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