Lantbert loved Würzburg where books displayed on sidewalks were never stolen. He first came to Würzburg to study history at the university, but then he never left. Lantbert was like a used book waiting beside a bookstore for someone to read. A peaceful man, Lantbert became obsessed with Würzburg’s bloody past. The statues on the Alte Mainbrücke remind us of its wars and pogroms. The statue of Saint Kilian carries a golden sword. The statue of Saint John of Nepomuk brandishes a cross like a weapon. Charlemagne’s father, Pepin the Short, seems unapologetic for the brutality of his conquest of Aquataine.