King Henry VIII in Lincolnshire & the Missing Trousers Mystery!
Custodians of Royal Armoury in London had long been troubled about a missing part of King Henry VIII’s armour – it was Lincolnshire the gave up the mystery that spanned some 400 years . . .
History tells us that Henry VIII was a man not shy of a vice or two and it could fairly be said that with all those wives and countless mistresses the Royal Nether Regions were not exactly inactive.
All things Royal must be protected, not least the King’s Crown Jewels
Hence protective body armour, not for war in this case but supposedly jousting.
The mystery was that the King’s favourite suit of armour was incomplete, a survey in 1547 showed the suit to be complete but the Tower of London later had only the top half – what happened to the King’s Trousers !?
This remained a mystery for a few centuries until 1947 – enter Lincolnshire ~ God’s Own County.
Scrivelsby Court to be precise . . . they had the missing half and being the Good Eggs we are here in Lincolnshire they were despatched poste-haste to the Tower of London to be reunited after all this time.
Of course we all know Lincolnshire was, quite understandably, a draw for Henry VIII, after all he even Visited Grimsby and hopefully on that occasion he remembered to take his trousers home with him.
Another Golden Tale from the Golden Shire . . .