A hitherto unknown fact about Henry VII….!
While reading Terry Jones‘s Who Killed Chaucer? I came upon a truly astonishing sentence. So astonishing that I have to share it with you. “…Henry VII, mysteriously, paid half a mark to a friend for eating coal…”
Well, I find that hard to believe. No, no, not the bit about the coal – the fact that Old Miseryguts had a friend !!! 😂
The illustration above has been tweaked a little by me – to make him look less grim, of course. But apologies to the artist. (The original is below.)