Crusader king’s bones to be DNA tested

April 28, 2014

According to the Mirror:

St. Eric IX of Sweden

The skull of Sweden’s most enigmatic king is going on display as his bones are DNA tested.

Erik IX, known as Erik the Saint is shrouded in mystery because no historical records of him survive.

He ruled Sweden from around 1155 until his death in 1160.

Despite his short reign Erik is still remembered in Sweden. His likeness is on the coat of arms of Stockholm.

He was a crusader who not only spread Christianity in Sweden but also into Finland.

He was also a noted lawmaker, with his Code of Uppland known as King Erik’s Law.

To read the entire article in the Mirror, please click here.

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