Company of the Defenders of the Tower
Awarded to Charles Gotzfürboter (modernly known as Hunt Charles French)
By the Barony of Cynnabar on 2019-06-01
Kasha and Ermenrich, Baroness and Baron of Cynnabar,
to all Our honest people, greeting.
Since we know that you all rejoice greatly in the increase
of Our honor and in the prosperity of Cynnabar, We
announce to your discretion and prudence that We name
Charles Gotzfurboter among Our Company of the
Defenders of the Tower, by the advice of the whole army.
For when all the forces of Our enemies surrounded Us
and made severe and continuous attack on Our lines,
pouring forth all their strength against us and making trial
of all Our strength, Our trusty Charles snatched his
companions from the hands of the impious, and not
without great injury to the enemy. Since then, having
heard that our army is unanimous and strong, they never
dare to show themselves. This is the reason that We
exhort you all to honor him throughout the Barony.
Let none countermand Our words.
Adapted from a letter from the Duke of Lorraine to the Archbishop of Cologne (1197).
Translated in Dana C. Munro, "Letters of the Crusaders", Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1896).
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