Jeffery Hudson was born in 1689 to parents of average-height. All of his brothers and sisters were of average height, but Hudson stopped growing at 19 inches. The interesting about Hudson’s body was that, despite being extremely short, it was normally proportioned. He looked like the miniature of a normal looking man.
He was also extremely smart, funny, and charming and as such taken under the wing of the Queen. She took care of his education and manners, and he kept her company. Initially, he played the role of a jester but eventually he ascended the ranks and became more of an advisor and companion for the Queen.
During the War of England, he escorted the Queen to France for her safety. Once there, his height was insulted by the brother of an important courtier. Hudson challenged the man to a duel, and shot him in the head. Since dueling was prohibited in France, the queen had to exile him and he spent nearly 30 years as a slave. Once he returned to England, he was imprisoned for being catholic.