King Charlemagne, king of the Lombards, was sitting in a chair across from Pope Leo III, discussing the results of his battle with the Saxons to convert them to Christianity.
How did the battle go?
Those filthy Pagans, they refused to be converted. They even led a revolt!
Well? What did you do about it?
I could have no more of it so I made an example out of them. I ordered for the heads of families leading the revolt to be executed, oh and some of their Tribal chieftains too, just to be sure they would never revolt again. 4500 Saxons in total, I believe.
We must do anything to unify us all in God’s grace. Even those filthy Saxons. But don’t you think you should’ve slain more? Made a bigger example? Who knows how many more revolts will occur in the future?
I do quite agree, I might make an even bigger example if any of them try it again.