King Henry VIII

English 1491 – 1547

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Henry was an avid player of real ten­nis, and had numer­ous courts across his palaces, in­clud­ing at Hamp­ton Court. His sec­ond wife, Anne Bo­leyn, was watch­ing a game of real ten­nis when she was ar­rested – Henry was sup­pos­edly play­ing the game him­self when he was told of her ex­e­cu­tion.

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