Enter the legend!
More than a legend…a true story.
We all have a memory, however distant, of the famous legend of the Soissons Vase…
Just in case, a little reminder :
At the end of the 5th century, Clovis led a campaign against rebels to his authority. The spoils of these expeditions were then traditionally shared among the men of the Frankish army. The day after the battle of Soissons, Saint Remi, bishop of Rheims, asked Clovis to return a very precious vase which he particularly wanted and which had been looted by a soldier of the Frankish army. Clovis then expresses to his warriors the desire to obtain this object out of share, during the traditional sharing of this booty. A soldier then approaches and a blow of francisque, strikes the vase saying:
“You will have only what fate will grant you!”
The following year, Clovis reviews his warriors at the champ-de-Mars. Recognizing the one who had outraged him, he reproached him for having poorly maintained his weapons. He snatched them from him and threw them on the ground. The franc bends down to pick them up. Immediately, Clovis cracks his skull with a blow of the axe, declaring: