This legendary monarch was just described on BBC 2 as incredibly handsome with golden blond hair? Can’t see it myself, but he was quite a fella. Found out tonight that he endured pioneering 17th century surgeryto treat an anal fistula without anesthetic without letting out even a murmur. He told the surgeon before commencement: “Think of me as you would one of my lowliest subjects then your hand will not tremble”. Now that is ballsy and I’m not talking about the golden orb that he got his moniker from!