Head of French king identified

A battery of tests by a Frenc team of forensic scientists have identified the embalmed head of King Henry IV of France. The head disappeared during the French Revolution.

Assassinated in 1610, Henry IV was one of the country's best-loved kings and is "credited with brokering peace between Catholics and Protestants, kick-starting the French economy and building Parisian landmarks including the Pont Neuf bridge and Place des Vosges square."

The monarch's head was removed by revolutionaries during the French Revolution and has been in private collections since that time.