We had a wonderful Bastille Day Celebration this year. It was a little on the warm side, but not nearly as hot as it had been earlier in the week. We had wonderful food, libations, and games. The games consisted of Historical Combat and a live action game of Guillotine, a card game.
Setting up for the event, flags, guillotine, and arms.
The Guillotine, beautifully built by Aaron, aka Lord Thomas Francis Sully, Bt.
Tara, aka Theodosia Rowan de Valois, our lovely Hostess
Xian, aka Colonel le Chevalier Etienne de Valois, our Host and Maitre d'Armes
We even had an appearance of Mme Defarge, is she really Mme Defarge or a cunning spy in disguise… (Guy went all out)
Lord Thomas Sully, Bt., shortly before his “execution”
The Committee of Public Safety, Theodosia Rowan de Valois, Lady Georgiana Sully, and Lady Abigail Cartwright, looking stern and unmerciful. (Tara, Me, and Angel)
Our “executioner” Brad, aka Captain Edmund Cartwright at his post.
Ahhh, the poor victims awaiting their fate.
Our Hero of the People doesn’t seem to mind so much.
Aaron, with the help of some officers, (Xian and Sean) illustrates King Louis XVI’s execution. The King was forced to be executed on his back to he could see the blade fall.
Pas d’Armes, Challenges in Historical Combat
Preparing for the next round of Combat.
The last execution of the day, the final member of the Committee of Public Safety looses her head.
Me and my stiletto, actually I borrowed it from Xian. I wanted to pay homage to Charlotte Corday.
Here we are! It was a hot day, and since the men were going to be executed, we let them take their coats off.
Well, that’s all I have for now. I will be offline for a little while, probably through the end of the week. Furniture moving day is this Saturday. God Bless!