The composer Handel, cruelly caricatured by his soon to be ex-friend Joseph Goupy after a massive eating session. There is now a new theory behind Handel's obesity and gargantuan appetite, he may have suffered from binge-eating disorder. This theory also suggests his ill health and death were caused by lead poisoning due to drinking vast quantities of wine.
Today he would be a suitable target for Channel 4 or even held up as an example of a dangerous threat to the civilised world.
Instead we are left with the music; beauty emanating from the obese.