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Experts do not yet agree on the origin of Haggis, with some locating its birthplace as far away as Ancient Greece or Rome. Most do however concur that Haggis was not invented by the Scots and was probably brought to Scotland from Scandinavia during the early Viking age.
Following the abdication of Charles X under revolutionary pressure, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, became king of France for 20 minutes, after which he abdicated in favour of his nephew, the Duke of Bordeaux.