18 May 2008

Entry for November 18, 2006

On this day in history 1307-- William Tell shoots apple off his son's head. Tell neglected to bow to Hermann Gessler, the newly appointed Vogt (overlord). He was told that he could either shoot an apple off of his son's head or both would be executed. There are doubts as to the truth of this. Is it fact or fiction? Who knows. It is a fascinating story. See the following article for a more indepth look at this episode in history-- Wikipedia article and History of Switzerland . These pages offer a look at this legend and pictures of the William Tell monument in Switzerland. To read the children's story of William Tell go to the Baldwin Project . Picture from http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=marshall&book=tell&story=shot
(Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 blog)

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