How Did Charlemaggne Influence His Empire

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Charlemagne
When the Frankish King Pepin the Short passed away, his kingdom was divided between his two sons, Carloman, and Charlemagne also referred to as Charles the Great. When Carloman died, Charlemagne became the sole ruler. He spent the early part of his regime on military campaigns which expanded his kingdom. He extended his dominance to the south, conquering the regions of Italy and to the north, conquering Spain. The immense territories in which Charlemagne ruled over became known as the Carolingian empire. As emperor, Charlemagne was a clever diplomat who was able to control the vast land his had conquered. He promoted education and encouraged the Carolingian Renaissance, a period in which the culture and education changed for the better. Charlemagne introduced bureaucratic reforms throughout his empire and his standardized weights helped improve commerce and initiated economic reforms. He also made an attempt to consolidate Christianity through his empire. As soon as Charlemagne died, his empire died with him. Similar to what happened to the Greek Empire when Alexander the Great died, Charlemagne 's successors lacked the authority and the skill to keep the empire together. htp://www.history.com/topics/charlemagne http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/charlemagne.shtml
Viking Age
The Viking Age lasted began approximately 800 A.D. The Vikings ' homeland was Scandinavian, modern-day Denmark, Norway and Sweden. From here a vast number of Scandinavians left
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