Friday, March 18, 2011

Le Tornoi

Gorgeous image by the French artist Émile-Joseph Pinchon. Compiègne, in eastern France, is the town in which Joan of Arc was unhorsed by an archer and captured by the English and Burgundians in 1430. Her trial for heresy and execution followed in 1431. This is the first of three 'Fêtes de Compiègne' cards I've lately acquired.

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