Henry VIII

Did you know? The first recorded use of a stairlift was by Henry VIII when his well-known weight issues became too much for his servants. It is thought that whilst jousting, the famed overweight king sustained an injury and was unable to make it up the stairs of Whitehall Palace.

As his servants were unable to carry the 30-stone king up and down the stairs through pure strength alone, a form of a stairlift was created at the palace to improve the monarch’s ability to move around. For more interesting facts about more modern day stair lifts, we recommend taking a look at our website!

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