The Daily Mail launched a new attack on the National Trust. They said that the trust has rebranded Henry as a ‘disabled king.’
As you can see from the Tweet below, it is true.
But the plot thickens, more of that later.
James O’Brien said: “‘This is the maddest story I could remember seeing since Wokewatch was invented!'”
But that wasn’t the worst bit…stay with me!
Some of those sneaky social media types had spotted a previous Mail article saying the same thing about the wife killing king!
The article was titled: “Henry VIII used his very own ‘stairthrone’ when the steps became too much.”
The article covered historian Dr David Starkey’s research.
One paragraph reads:
Mr Starkey, who found the evidence of the stairlift in a detailed list of the King’s possessions drew attention to the stairlift in a battle of words with a fellow historian that Henry VIII was disabled by his ‘gross obesity.’
Here is another passage from the article!
Mr Starkey said that far from being vigorous, the evidence points to Henry VIII being barely able to walk unaided. ‘It was a terribly misleading story to say the King was able-bodied,’ Mr Starkey said.
This is the money shot!