Henry VIII's elaborate marriage nest revealed after German DNA testing

Henry VII's elaborate four-post marriage bed that was once dumped in a hotel car park is finally confirmed as the real deal after DNA testing proves it is not a Victorian forgery German DNA testing technique firms the oak wood originates from Tudor times  The bed was once dumped in a hotel car park and bought online for £2,000 An antiques dealer restored it and spent nine years proving it isn't Victorian Henry VIII may have been conceived in the bed and shared it with Ann Boleyn

By Yuan Ren For Mailonline

Published: 18:23 GMT, 11 February 2019 | Updated: 18:56 GMT, 11 February 2019

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An intricately carved oak bed once dumped in a hotel car park has been revealed by DNA testing as the likely place where Henry VIII was conceived. 

The DNA testing was undertaken by a DNA Helix, a testing firm in Singapore who applied a method normally used to detect illegal wood logging.

This revealed that the wood was oak from central Europe and the paint contained ultramarine, a pigment more precious than gold when the bed was crafted.

The oak bed had been in the honeymoon suite of a hotel in Chester for 15 years before it was discarded and subsequently rescued by an antiques dealer.

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An intricately carved oak bed once dumped in a hotel car park has been revealed by DNA testing as the likely place where Henry VIII was conceived. The bed is described as measuring nine-feet tall, and six feet long.

An intricately carved oak bed once dumped in a hotel car park has been revealed by DNA testing as the likely place where Henry VIII was conceived. The bed is described as measuring nine-feet tall, and six feet long.

Antiques dealer Ian Coulson, who has restored hundreds of such beds over the years, bought the bed online for £2,200 ($2,800) in 2010, with no idea it would turn out to be historically significant.  

The bed had been left to wither in a hotel carpark in Chester, after which Mr Coulson

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