Charles The Great: Why Charlemagne Rule The Franks

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Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, ruled the Franks from 768–814 A.D. He was a kindhearted man, who also a merciless warrior. Charlemagne was resolved to expand his kingdom to a grandiose empire, which he completed especially well. He also converted the nation to Christianity and the nation’s customary language to Latin. People thought he ruled with the sword and with the cross. After thirty years of wars, most of Western and central Europe belonged to him, a nation consisting of the Saxons, Bavarians, Slavs, Avars, Lombards and more. His empire became as big as Rome. After he died his kingdom was divided into three parts, one went to his grandson, Charles the 2nd, who received West Francia, another went to his other grandson,
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