Saturday, March 3, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 8th secular

Carloman, 741-747, and
Pepin the Short, 747-768
- had been “mayor of the palace” - was elected king of the Franks in 752 - in 754, Pope Stephen anointed him king, and made him a “patrician” of the Roman empire (because Rome was being threatened by the Lombards) - in 756, Pepin invaded Italy and defeated the Lombards and made the Donation of Pepin (officially giving land directly into the control of the pope, something that he had no right to do) - by 759, he had extended the Frankish kingdom to the border of Spain

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