Death by door, blood on the floor

In lieu of an inktober pen drawing here is a pencil sketch of Charles VIII, king of France at the end of the 15th century.

Trivia: Was engaged to Charles TB’s daughter when he was a child. Died in 1498 at the age of 27 after bumping his head on the lintel of a door in the castle of Amboise.

Ran into him at Langeais. My mother was very amused. In hindsight it was one of those ‘Gideon is coming’ moments.


The fruit is for another day.





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