Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fact of the Day: Henry IV of France

While King Henry IV of France died in 1610, in 1793 French revolutionaries opened his grave and took his skull. It was not recovered for over 200 years until in 2010 when it was found in an attic.

22 comments:

Kay said...

Sheesh! They knew for sure it was his skull, hunh?

whiteangel said...

Well at least it was found.

DEZMOND said...

such royal fun! Down with the monarchies!

Bob Bushell said...

That is funny.

Emmylou said...

Really? Whose attic?

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that's terrible.

Joy said...

Scary!

Christine said...

Oh wow!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello greetings.

Very interesting information. I hope they will now display the skull in a museum.

Best wishes

Debra She Who Seeks said...

See? Like Antique Roadshow says, you never know what you've got kicking around in the attic.

Pat Hatt said...

Geez, an attic can hold anything and everything I guess

Al Penwasser said...

Imagine rummaging through the attic for old family pictures and coming up with that!

Stephen Hayes said...

I'd better go check my attic.

Filip Demuinck said...

hm they didn't like him it seems.

Greetings,
Filip

Mary Kirkland said...

Found in an attic. What was it being used as for 200 years? A paperweight? lol

Lea said...

Glad I found your blog.. I love trivia :)

Manzanita said...

The French used to be fearless fighters.

bj said...

HOLY COW....how in the world could anyone have known it was HIS skull after that long???

Dixie@dcrelief said...

LOL

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Hahaha

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Or whom...

Dixie@dcrelief said...

It may sound a bit twisted, but I can't stop laughing. Poor Urich, I knew him well.