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Cheque mate: Chess board taken by King Charles to his execution sells for £600,000 to private collector

An amber chess board taken by King Charles 1 to his execution has been sold for a record £600,000.The board was owned by the controversial King, who was such an enthusiast for chess he was engrossed in a game when a messenger told him he had been betrayed by the Scots to the Parliamentarians during the English Civil War.

The news sealed the royal’s fate and he was executed on January 30, 1649. for more click here

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