King Henry VIII of England kept as pets canaries, nightingales and ferrets, but his favourite pets were dogs. Two of his dogs ‘Cut’ and ‘Bone’ were prone to getting lost. Henry paid some 225 pounds sterling, in today’s currency, in rewards to those who brought them back. What unusual discovery was found in Henry’s closets after his death?

Answer: Sixty five dog leashes.

Source: Henry VIII – King and Court by Alison Weir

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