Charlemagne (Ancient World Leaders) by Dale Evva Gelfand

By Dale Evva Gelfand

Lines the lifetime of the Frankish warrior and king who equipped an excellent empire in western Europe.

Show description

Read or Download Charlemagne (Ancient World Leaders) PDF

Similar biographies books

Francisco Pizarro And The Conquest Of The Inca (Explorers of New Lands)

In 1531, Pizarro led a small yet good expert military alongside the Pacific Coast of the unexplored South the US. With lower than 2 hundred males, he conquered the Inca empire, often called modern-day Peru. a while 8+years.

Abraham Lincoln. 16th U.S. President

- word list of phrases- enjoyable evidence and Timelines incorporated- Reviewed by way of content material experts

Nelson Mandela. South African President and Civil Rights Activist

"Learn who Nelson Mandela used to be and the way he made a distinction within the lives of the folks of South Africa and worldwide. "--Publisher's web site.

Additional info for Charlemagne (Ancient World Leaders)

Example text

Even this did not stop the Saxons from fighting. The last Saxons weren’t vanquished until 804. In 777, in the middle of the almost continual struggle against the Saxons, Charlemagne went off to fight a battle on another front. Although it was a minor campaign, it would become his most famous—and the one that would hand him his biggest defeat. Spain had seen the arrival of the powerful Muslim chief Abd-er-Rahman, who established himself as the Caliph of Crdoba. His ruthlessness and cruelty didn’t sit well with his subjects, who conspired to get rid of him.

He distributed lands owned by the church among his retainers so that they would support his military actions. This also further linked the church and the state, which continue through Charlemagne’s reign, down through the centuries. But a new threat was on the horizon at the outermost reaches of his kingdom, originating over the border in Spain. In 732 an immense army of Saracens trekked over the Pyrenees and invaded Gaul. Driven out to Spain in 721 by Eudes, the Duke of Aquitaine, the Muslims had returned in 725.

Hunald, the former Duke of Aquitaine who had been defeated by Pepin 20 years before, left the cloister where he had been living as a monk to stir up a revolt in his former realm. Aquitaine was mostly under Charlemagne’s rule, and Carloman should have come to his brother’s aid. Instead, he 39 40 CHARLEMAGNE Pepin the Short was the son of Charles Martel. After his brother Carloman became a monk, Pepin assumed power, although he was not legally the “king”—this position was held by Childeric III, the Merovingian king who officially ruled but in essence was a figurehead.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.67 of 5 – based on 20 votes