Monday, April 9, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 10th secular

Hugh Capet, 987-996
- founder of the “Capetian” royal family of France, which lasted until the French Revolution in 1792 - elected to be king because Charlemagne's descendants had no power at all - he had personal power, and the other great nobles “recognized” him as king, but he didn't give orders
- crowned his son soon after he became king so that his line would continue without interruption, a practice which continued for almost three centuries

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