Ad vindictam tardus

Ad vindictam tardus, ad beneficientiam velox. Punish slowly, do good quickly. Motto of Henry I (918-936) who forced the dukes of Bavaria and Swabia to recognize his authority. He protected Saxony against the Slavs by building several fortresses and by creating a powerful cavalry which he used to defeat the invading Magyars on the Unstrut River in ...
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