King's execution garter auctioned

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A garter worn by King Charles I on the day of his execution has been bought by a private collector for £4,400.
The blue ribbon belonging to the son of James VI of Scotland was sold at Shapes Auctioneers in Edinburgh on Saturday.

After the English Civil War, Charles was found guilty of treason by one vote and was beheaded at Whitehall in 1649.

During his reign as King of England, the Fife-born monarch caused unrest north of the border by trying to force a new prayer book on the country.

Charles was said to have removed the garter ribbon before laying his head on the block on specially constructed scaffolding at Whitehall.

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