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2 08, 2017

Who was Charlemagne? Early Middle Ages

By |2019-04-11T12:26:17-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Medieval|6 Comments

Who was Charlemagne? This is Charlemagne, or possibly his grandson (now in the Louvre Museum) What's Charlemagne's real name? Charlemagne's name is really Charles le Magne, or Charles the Great. In German they call him Karl der Grosse, which also means Charles the Great. Earlier Merovingians All our medieval Europe articles How did Charlemagne get [...]

30 07, 2017

Carcassonne – medieval castles

By |2019-02-28T11:02:05-07:00July 30th, 2017|Architecture, Medieval|0 Comments

Carcassonne (1060s to 1240s AD) Where is Carcassonne? Carcassonne, on top of a hill where you can see for miles, has always been important for any army that wanted to control southern France. It controls a crossroads where a big road from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea crosses the main road from France [...]