Everyone, even in today’s world, is for some reason obsessed with royalty. People go crazy when the British royal family steps outdoors and the paparazzi can snap a couple of candid photographs. Back in the olden days, however, royalty was treated with even more respect that they are today. Back then, kings actually ruled over entire countries with an iron fist. These rulers were seen as superhumans in some cases, which came from them performing extraordinary feats for their subjects and their kingdom. Here are ten facts that may make many kings appear similar to a superhuman.

King Louis XIV

At one point in time, the famous King Louis XIV was offered a batch of chemical weapons for sale. The king, being the great guy he is, rejected the purchase and then paid the chemist in question to never sell the weapons to anyone else ever again.

King Henry V

At the young age of 16, King Henry V was hit in the face with an arrow during a particularly brutal battle. Instead of giving in and letting the army medics care for him, however, he simply said he would “rather continue fighting than stain his reputation.”

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