I'm going to be one of the greatest kings the Franks have ever seen!
But how King Charlemagne?
Charlemagne And The Saxons
The Saxons are pagans we need to go to war with them
Are you sure?
Charlemagne was born during the middle ages on April 2, 742 AD. His father was Pepin the Short and his mother was Bertrada of Laon. Charlemagne and his family were on the top of the Feudal system, they were royal.
Charlemagne And The Saxons Part ll
Convert to Christianity
After the fall of Rome, Rome has seperated into many kingdoms. This is called the Medevil timesCharlemagne has just become king of the Franks. He is determined to unite the kingdoms and spread Christianity.
Charlemagne Unites Germanic Kingdoms
Charlemagne King Of The Franks you will be crowned emperor of Rome
Charlemagne decided to go to war with the Saxons because they were pagans. He wanted to spread Christianity and convert everyone. Vassels and knights fought in the war.
In his quest to strengthen Christianity Charlemagne tries to force Pagans to convert. This happened at a famous massacre at Verden in 785. This happened to many Saxon peasents and serfs.
Then you die!
Charlemagne united the Germanic kingdoms. He is crowned emperor of Rome by Pope Leo lll who was a church official.
Charlemagne died on January 28, 814 AD. He died of pleurisy. The person who succesed him was his son Louis the Pious