DNA Testing To Prove Whether This Was The Vest Charles I Was Beheaded In : News Photo
DNA Testing To Prove Whether This Was The Vest Charles I Was Beheaded In : News Photo
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DNA Testing To Prove Whether This Was The Vest Charles I Was Beheaded In

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17. EXCLUSIVE: The vest that King Charles I allegedly wore on the day of his beheading at the Museum of London on February 17, 2010 in London, England. Historians are hoping to crack a mystery surrounding the execution of Charles I using modern DNA testing. This stunning 17th century knitted silk waistcoat is thought to have been worn by the famous monarch at the time he was beheaded in 1649. It has been put on public display for the first time in over 10 years and will feature on current BBC series David Dimbleby's Seven Ages of Britain on Sunday (February 21). Experts have long believed that undated stains on the light blue garment were blood splashes left from the public killing of the former King. But primitive tests run in 1959 and 1989 were inconclusive. Now it is hoped modern advances in DNA testing will prove once and for all that the stains are blood later this year. (Photo by Mark Clifford / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
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Credit:Barcroft / Contributor
Editorial #:96819393
Collection:Barcroft Media
Date created:18 February, 2010
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