British King Richard I and France’s Phillip II may finally be clear of all those posthumous rumors! Some people called the late royals gay for a night they spent together during the middle ages. But London School of Economic history professor John Gillingham insists the boys weren’t gay, just politically savvy:
The idea wasn’t even mooted until 1948 and it stems from an official record announcing that, as a symbol of unity between the two countries, the kings of France and England had slept the night in the same bed.
“It was an accepted political act, nothing sexual about it; just two politicians literally getting into bed together, a bit like a modern-day photo opportunity.
Thems Europeans sure done had some queer traditions!