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  • André des Bordes (1582? - 1625) should be recognised by posterity as the fencing master to two dukes of Lorraine, Charles III and Henri II. However, he has gone down in history as the victim of dynastic in-fighting in the province and remains the only fencing teacher known to have been executed as a witch.

    The Rise and Fall of André des Bordes

    André des Bordes (1582? - 1625) should be recognised by posterity as the fencing master to two dukes of Lorraine, Charles III and Henri II. However, he has gone down in history as the victim of dynastic in-fighting in the province and remains the only fencing teacher known to have been executed as a witch.