Waking the Head

Me and my friends were really really really really drunk one night in Saint Denis in 1793, and although I kept the head I stole from the Royal Chapel, I completely lost track of it later in the 90s. Now the mystery of its whereabouts is solved!
‘Scientists say they have identified an embalmed head as belonging to King Henri IV of France, who was assassinated in 1610 at the age of 57. The head was lost after revolutionaries ransacked the royal chapel at Saint Denis, near Paris, in 1793. A head, presumed to be that of Henri IV, has passed between private collectors since then.’ – bbc.co.uk, 15 December 2010.
Suspected Henri IV head back with heirs‘ – AP, 15 December 2010.
Multidisciplinary medical identification of a French king’s head (Henri IV)‘ – bmj.com, 14 December 2010.

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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