Sunday, March 4, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 8th secular

Charles the Great, Charlemagne, 768-814
- was one of Pepin's sons - wanted to bring to all Germans under Frankish control - worked to keep close ties with the pope and supported the reform of the church
- in order to “protect” the pope, in 773-774, he defeated the Lombards and took over the control of Italy - in 785, after thirty years of bitter fighting the Saxons were defeated, and forcibly
converted the Saxons to Christianity - in 787-788, Bavaria was conquered

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