Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2009

A World of Debt

Though his lifestyle on earth was nothing short of luxurious, the famous monarch went to his grave heavily in debt. This becomes less shocking after hearing of the 50 palaces he owned — a record even for the royal family. He also possessed the largest tapestry collection ever documented and some 6,500 handguns. Henry VIII also expended £2.5 million (about £5.6 billion today) attempting to capture the tiny French town of Tournai in 1513.