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William Tell shoots apple and redeems life
« on: November 18, 2015, 04:42:40 PM »
William Tell shoots apple and redeems life



On 18 November 1307, Tell visited Altdorf with his young son and passed by the hat, publicly refusing to bow to it, and so was arrested. Gessler—intrigued by Tell's famed marksmanship yet resentful of his defiance—devised a cruel punishment: Tell and his son would be executed, but he could redeem his life by shooting an apple off the head of his son, Walter, in a single attempt. Tell split the apple with a bolt from his crossbow.

About WT: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/in-search-of-william-tell-2198511/?no-ist

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