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  • [giggles]

  • hi I'm Damon, and I'm Amelia

  • we're here at Eltham Palace

  • to visit king Henry VIII

  • we're going to travel back in

  • time to find out what life was like

  • for him, hopefully he's in a

  • good mood!

  • [magical noise]

  • what's all the noise?!

  • come hither!

  • and do so quickly!

  • ahhhhh

  • you must be the

  • new recruits

  • looking to work in the household of my son the Prince Edward

  • yes sir, we were

  • told you wanted to inspect us

  • yes, I do indeed

  • be pleased to be seated

  • my son

  • the Prince Edward

  • is my only air

  • and I do not want any dirty

  • filthy boys

  • bringing disease and infection

  • into his household, now

  • let me have a look at

  • you [grunts]

  • mmm yes

  • you both look

  • acceptable. You

  • you, shall be my

  • Prince's laundry maid

  • and you boy

  • will be the groom to my son the Prince

  • yes sir

  • sir... what

  • is a groom

  • ah now a groom is a body

  • servant, you will help

  • my son the Prince wash, and dress

  • you will attend to all of

  • his needs, and fetch

  • and carry and do

  • as you are bid

  • yes sir

  • please can you tell

  • us about your life

  • well, I grew up

  • in this palace

  • twas the seat of my mother,

  • Queen Elizabeth of York

  • the festivities, the feats the

  • pageants this hall has seen!

  • do you live here now?

  • no, not any more

  • but I still visit and I do give audience in this

  • hall

  • why so many

  • wives? [slams table]

  • you impudent boy!

  • but!

  • I will forgive it for I

  • I am in a generous mood!

  • I did marry my first wife

  • Catherine of Aragon to have

  • a son, but she did fail me

  • and then, I did marry

  • Anne Boleyn, again

  • no son

  • why did you behead Anne Boleyn?

  • For she,

  • she was of

  • the devil

  • I did have two further

  • unhappy marriages, but now

  • I am married to the kindly

  • Queen Catherine Parr

  • she is most kindly and dost care

  • and tend to me

  • [grunts]

  • what's wrong with your leg?

  • ah, in the year of

  • fifteen and thirty six whilst jousting

  • I did fall from my horse

  • and did injure of my

  • leg, my leg

  • incommodes me a great deal

  • sir, when you're not busy

  • ruling the country, what do you

  • do for fun? ah, to answer

  • that, I must show you!

  • [grunts] let us

  • to the bats!

  • now let us see if you've been practicing

  • with a war bow, for every

  • man and boy from the age of seven

  • must practice their archery to

  • be ready for war, be pleased to

  • attend upon my captain of Archers

  • because you're the King

  • does that mean I have to let you win?

  • If you can get

  • near the centre of the target I will

  • give you a place in my army

  • archers

  • take your places

  • you're majesty, are you ready?

  • aye! Knock

  • place the arrow on the string

  • draw!

  • Loose!

  • Master Groom, are you ready?

  • Aye! Knock!

  • Draw!

  • Loose!

  • Excellent

  • shot

  • please can I have a go now?

  • archery is no sport

  • for girls, but

  • as I am in a generous mood

  • you may take

  • your place

  • Mistress Archer

  • are you ready?

  • Aye! Draw!

  • Loose!

  • Excellent Shot!

[giggles]

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What Was Life Like? Episode 11: Meet King Henry VIII

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    Summer posted on 2020/09/08
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