King Henry VIII
By Aidan Harmon
Who was he?
He was the King of England. He was born in London, England, June 28, 1491. He died in London, England, January 28, 1547, at 55 years old.
What did he do?
While king he had six wives and beheaded two of them. He had seventy thousand people executed during his reign. He also bankrupted the national treasury while he was in power. He was morbidly obese and had a rotting, pus filled wound on his thigh.
How did he die?
How was his infection treated?
His doctors used mixtures of lead, silver, and pulverized coral to try and heal his leg. He also drank ground pearls and sawdust mixed with water.