The Gascons

What was it about the Gascon that made him the perfect model for the popular hero? His distinct accent, his gift for gab, or perhaps his colourful personality?

Braggart, fighter, courageous, loyal, lover of good food and wine, excessive: these were the most notable characteristics of the Gascon... the first building blocks that compose the hero of adventure. 

The very prototype of the hero of cape and sword!

But who really are these famous Gascons?