Who Killed King Charles of Sweden?





Scientists in Sweden hope to exhume the body of King Charles XII to determine if he was killed by one of his own soldiers in 1718. Researchers from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm applied in January to study the remains in the city’s Riddarholm Church to analyze the bullet-type. The King died while invading Norway but as his rule from 1697 presaged a decline in Sweden’s power, he could have been assassinated by one of his own men rather than a Norwegian weapon.


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