History of England
Henry VIII

What was the diet of Henry VIII?


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Towards the end of his life, Henry VIII is said to have become morbidly obese, resorting to gluttony in his older age. He ate just about anything, ordering grand feasts to be served. In his younger ages, I do not recall any particular food being noted as his favorite, but seeing as he was King, he probably had the best foods available at his table. As a young man, though, he was described as athletic, if that is any indicator of his diet.