500 jaar geleden: King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

500 jaar geleden: King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

KING HENRY VIII MAY BE most famous for ruthlessly beheading his wives, but he was also keen on rolling other spherical objects: namely, bowling balls. Henry VIII and his courtiers were known to be fans of lawn bowling, which involved tossing a “bowl” or ball across open lawns in royal gardens.

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