Editor says, what if William Tell missed? muses Jeff Provine on This Day in Alternate History Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Jeff Provine Blog thread.
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Editor says, in reality or so the legend goes, William Tell struck the apple cleanly from his son's head. Gessler had Tell arrested again, going against his word of freedom, and transported across Lake Lucerne, where a sudden storm allowed Tell to escape. Tell would later kill Gessler, giving the Swiss a step to begin its struggle toward the independent Swiss Confederation. Forged through the troubled days of the Thirty Years' War, Switzerland holds its neutrality and defense as important aspects to this day in its economically rigorous and developed land. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.