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Henry VIII's Great Seal
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The seal on the wall at the front of the Swamp.

Production Number

1-16 (16)


January 23, 1994


Silver Snakes


Shay Ellis & Nick Borey

Artifact Location

The Swamp

Pendants of Life

Temple Layout


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Henry VIII's Great Seal is the sixteenth episode of Legends of the Hidden Temple. It was the fourteenth episode to have production completed and the 30th to air.

Moat Crossing

Each team had to swim on a raft to the other side and then his partner pulls the raft back and swims on the raft to the other side.

Moat Results
Finish Team Time
First Silver Snakes 0:20
Second Blue Barracudas 0:21
Third Red Jaguars 0:25
Fourth Green Monkeys 0:26

Steps of Knowledge

The most feared and powerful King of England was Henry VIII. When he was young, he was very tall, handsome, and athletic, and his court was very luxurious. Food was served on gold plates. He seemed to have everything, but Henry wasn't happy. He wanted a son to be the heir to the English Throne. He had two wives, who had given him baby girls, but Henry wanted boys. Finally, his third wife gave him a boy. But Henry wanted more, so he married three more times. He grew bitter and unhappy, because he was worried that his one son would not be strong enough to run his kingdom. The unhappier he was, the fatter he got. He grew so fat, that he had to be buried in a coffin the size of a small piano. The Great Seal of the realm was to be buried with him. But legend has it that his sixth wife kept it instead.

Steps of Knowledge Results
Question Answers Team
Was Henry VIII king of…?
  • France
  • England
  • Prussia
Silver Snakes (Correct - Two steps left)
Which of these is true?
  • Henry VI had eight wives
  • Henry VIII had six wives
Silver Snakes (Correct - One step left)
Which of these great queens was Henry VIII's daughter?
  • Victoria
  • Elizabeth I
  • Guinevere
Red Jaguars (Correct - Two steps left)
Henry's first daughter, Mary Tudor was also known as…?
  • Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Bloody Mary
Silver Snakes (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)
Which of these famous English bridges never fell down but was moved to Arizona?
  • Tower Bridge
  • London Bridge
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Two steps left)
Is the lawmaking body of the British government called…?
  • Parliament
  • Congress
  • The People's Court
Blue Barracudas (Correct - One step left)
Is England today part of…?
  • The United Federation
  • The United States
  • The United Kingdom
Green Monkeys (Correct - Two steps left)
Is the capital of England…?
  • Liverpool
  • Dublin
  • London
Blue Barracudas (Correct - Advanced to the Temple Games)

Temple Games

The Silver Snakes are thirteen-year-old Nick Borey, who writes comedy skits and enter them in contests (his favorite skit being one where a man was mad at the world for everyone thinking that women can cook better than men), and Shay Ellis (also thirteen years old), who collects glass figurines (mostly unicorns). Unfortunately, she broke her favorite one, but still has her second favorite (a unicorn head blown by the wind stained with oil to make it colorful). The Blue Barracudas are eleven-year-old Andi, who draws people with big heads and small bodies, and thirteen-year-old Jordan, who uses a computer very often.

Crown Six Wives (Bungee Soap Mat)

Henry VIII had six wives (Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr), and each one was crowned Queen of England. In a moment, Nick and Andi got their own chances to crown six queens. Before them were 12 women, three in each corner. When Kirk game the signal, one player from each team grabbed their crowns from their baskets. And then they had to crawl out to one of the heads on the other side and placed the crowns on their heads And then they had to go back to the center, grab another and then they were crowned again. They worked on two corners each for 60 seconds. The first one to crown six queens, or the player with the most crowned queens, won. Probably the funniest part, though, was when Kirk went over to high-five Nick at the end of the game; Nick slipped and Kirk went down with him.

Whoa! Kirk slipped!

Although, as Kirk put it, the queens "weren't wearing their heads very well," both players did manage to crown four of the mannequin heads, resulting in a tie score at a half pendant apiece.

Older and Sadder, Fatter and Fatter (Bamboo Forest)

As Henry VIII grew older and sadder, he grew fatter and fatter, and it was harder and harder for him to go hunting in the woods. Shay and Jordan also have put on a few pounds, even though they were not depressed. In that game, they had to see how well they maneuvered. When Kirk gave the signal, they headed into the forest. Each time they came to the poles, they had to maneuver between them. They had 60 seconds. The first one through the forest, or, the furthest along when time was up won. Both players moved very quickly, but in particular, Jordan excelled in the game with a "start looking ahead" strategy, making it out with 44 seconds to spare.

Field of the Cloth of Gold (Bungee Soap Line)

The Field of Cloth of Gold was a famous tournament where knights got together and jousted. In that game, the teams did a little bit of jousting themselves. One player from each team started with pieces of gold cloth in their helmets. When Kirk gave the signal, both partners pulled themselves to the center. When they got there, they passed the cloth from the player's helmets to their partners and then they had to slide back to their starting points. The first partners grabbed another piece of their cloth while the second partners dump their cloths into the buckets. Then they pulled themselves to the center and they did it again. They had 60 seconds. The team with the most cloth in their bucket won. The Blue Barracudas fell behind with this game because they had trouble transferring the cloth from helmet to helmet— thinking they would successfully complete the transfer, they would separate only to realize they had to slide back towards the middle. The Silver Snakes ultimately won, four cloths over the Blue Barracudas who only transferred three.

Temple Games Results
Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Pendants Won
Blue Barracudas Tied Won Lost 1 Pendant
Silver Snakes Tied Lost Won 1½ Pendants

Temple Run

Shay chose the Cave of Sighs as her starting point and screamed when she immediately ran into a Temple Guard, proceeding to pass across the bottom floor until the Room of Harmonic Convergence and climb up into the Heart Room. The second Temple Guard was waiting there, and when he emerged from the back door with 2:12 on the clock, Shay was started so badly that she retreated back down the ladder. Nick raced in and retraced Shay's footsteps up to the Heart Room, and with 1:40 remaining, he advanced into the Treasure Room. Unfortunately, he could not head directly down from there, and had to put the Silver Monkey together. At first, he tried looking for an open door that would take him downward, he assembled the Silver Monkey and headed into the Pirate's Cove, where the iron slab was already up.

S1E16 Half Pendant.jpg
Nick headed down into the Dungeon failing to notice the other half pendant as he climbed down, and then through the Stone Wall into the Tomb of the Ancient Kings. With 45 seconds to go, the last Temple Guard appeared from the middle golden door in the back of the room.

Now, the last guard actually scared Nick so badly that he jumped over the fallen columns in the outcropping of the Tomb and clear out of the Temple! The move would have been considered illegal and would have automatically disqualified the team, but it did not matter, since Nick only had a half pendant anyway.

Henry VIII's Great Seal Temple Run.png

Temple Run Results
Victory No
Reached the Artifact No
Method of Loss Triple Seizure (0:43 Left)
Temple Guard Locations The Cave of Sighs
The Heart Room
The Tomb of the Ancient Kings
Half Pendant Location The Dungeon

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