FIVE years ago in the United Kingdom (英國), a four-poster bed was dumped in a hotel car park in Chester (切斯特), a city in central England (英格蘭). It was taken apart into separate pieces and sold for 2,200 pounds (HK$25,000).
But the new owner believes that it might be a ‘dragon bed’, ie, a bed once used by a king. He consulted experts to determine the type of wood used and how old the bed is. It turns out that the bed might belong to King Henry VII (亨利七世) who ruled England in the 15th century! Because of that, the estimated value of the bed has risen to 20 million pounds (HK$220 million) – ie, 8,800 times more!
Henry VII was the first Tudor (都鐸) monarch and the father of Henry VIII (亨利八世) – the king who is famous for having six wives and introducing the Church of England to the country.