January 2, 2013

Blood from Decapitation of Louis XVI Found

David Blair, Daily Telegraph


AP Photo

When King Louis XVI went to the guillotine after the French Revolution, Parisians jostled to acquire a gruesome relic of regicide by dipping garments in his blood.

For years, researchers have been trying to establish whether a genuine memento of this momentous execution in the Place de la Revolution survives today.

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