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Younger Than They Look [Sep. 28th, 2016|10:49 am]
Tony Grist
Henry VIII became a shambling wreck, riddled with disease- an old, old man.

Corneille Metsys - Henry VIII.jpg

Actually he was 55 when he died.

And his father- the miser- with his gaunt, hollowed out face?

Henry 7.jpg

He died at 52.

Elizabeth I was the long-lived one in that family. She made it all the way to 69.

Queen Elizabeth holding orb and sceptre standing in a room with a latticed window by William Rogers.jpg


 
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[User Picture]From: basefinder
2016-09-28 10:53 am (UTC)
I can remember those younger days when I thought 50 was ancient.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-09-28 02:29 pm (UTC)
Me too.
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From: cmcmck
2016-09-28 12:51 pm (UTC)
69 was a damn good age for that era!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-09-28 02:30 pm (UTC)
And now if someone conks out at that age we say they've died young.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2016-09-28 04:59 pm (UTC)
When i was 15 i thought 60 was old,but nt any more.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-09-29 09:19 am (UTC)
When we were kids people in their sixties dressed and acted old. These days there's less of that. Look at Mick Jagger.
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