January 2, 2013
Blood from Decapitation of Louis XVI Found
David Blair, Daily Telegraph
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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