8’6″ – 8’9″ Giant Dutchmen
Over Eight Feet Tall.
King James I. had a gigantic porter eight feet six Inches In height, but he was not perfect, being round shouldered, knock kneed and lame In one foot. Of a similar height was Charles Munster, a yeoman of the Hanoverian guard who died in 1876, and seven years before there was being exhibited In London a Dutchman eight feet nine Inches high anent whom in Pepys’ diary we find the following entry on Aug. 15, 1689: “Went to Charing Cross to see the great Dutchman. 1 did walk under his arm with my hat on and could not reach hla chin with the tips of my fingers.”
- The Salida Mail, Volume XXVII, Number 65, January 15, 1907