King Guntram of Burgundy

King Guntram of Burgundy (r. 561-593)

“It is better that the one or two who are disobedient should perish rather than the wrath of God should hang over a whole realm of innocent men.”

  • Recorded in The History of the Franks by Gregory of Tours (Book VIII, section 30), translated by Lewis Thorpe. New York: Penguin Classics, 1971.

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