Lastly, it fed the mystery and secrecy surrounding power, and hence the imagination

Lastly, it fed the mystery and secrecy surrounding power, and hence the imagination

Controlling keys and controlling chests: matters of trust and sovereignty Controlling chests and their keys was associated with controlling government

Nobody saw it, but everybody could feel its strength. The prince relied on it to challenge the power of other nobles: ‘let them come and get it. Several strong men would be able lift such a weight, but mechanisms existed to fix chests to the ground are known to have existed. Despite having iron handles, indicating it could be moved, the chest held in Noyon Museum, mentioned