TIL that in 1403, at the Battle of Shrewsbury when future King Henry V of England was 16 he was shot in the face by an arrow. The royal physician, while using honey as an antiseptic, crafted a specially designed tool to successfully extract the embedded arrowhead without doing any further damage.

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Would honey work as an antiseptic?

UNdonebintaken

This is the likely reason why he looks to the side in his most famous portrait whereas other kings look straight on

MarkardFowl

This story shall the good man teach his son.

QuiteLargely

Just pour some honey on it, kid.

kptina

Still died young anyway.

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