Henry II revisited

October 23, 2007 |

On June 30, 1559, King Henry II of France (1519-1559), against the advice of his court ministers, participated in a fateful joust. The wooden lance of his younger opponent pierced the King’s headgear, shattered into fragments, and penetrated his right orbit and temple.

So what’s the chances of a repeat occurence 449 years or so later.  Hell yes.  A real life reinactor died during a recreation of a joust.  As with unlucky Henry a splinter passes through the viser and into the poor bastards eye and then brain.  As for the treatment of Henry…

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