The undignified fight over the skeleton of a colossus


A pretty decent article about Charles Byrne, including this great picture from PA of a young Queen Elizabeth II sizing up the ‘Irish Giant’.

The Queen was continuing a tradition begun by her ancestor King George III, who likely met Byrne when he was flesh and who, for a time in 1782, was the toast of London’s high society, achieving short-lived celebrity status.

Click on the link below to read the full story (if you can manage to ignore the soft porn on the right hand side masquerading as women’s interest).


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