Interesting article, especially the things related to Karl XII (his dirty boots, very realistic).
Thank you for posting it.
I'm not a native speaker, but if you allow, I would suggest a slight correction. "His family weapon..." I'm almost sure that you have meant "a coat of arms". Wappen, vapen, weapon... Quite easy to mix up.
Nullo modo, amice.
Ulrich von Lichtenstein (1200-20??), Frankenfechter