The first duke of Beaubourg, or so say the Beaubourgans, rose to the title by saving then King Reginaldâ€™s favorite son from a rain-swelled Orlea River. Or maybe it was Reginaldâ€™s favorite spaniel. No matter. The man, John Carver, received the village of Beaubourg with surrounding acreage and a dukedom. He was a stonemason, employed to decorate Piedmont Cathedral, and took leisurely lunches by the rushing river. And because of that one fateful day saving something the king cherished, he would never have to eat stale, puck-hard meat pies again.
|Sword & Shield by J. L. Spohr|