The creation of the Holy Roman Empire

Who are the Franks?

Clovis, Pepin the Short, and Charlemagne were all important figures in the creation of the Franks and Holy Roman Empire.

King Clovis was the first of the Franks kings to convert to Christianity. He attacked the Romans with a military power that he made right under their noses.

Charlemagne on the other hand was appointed king by Pope Leo lll. He had a group called Missi Dominici. The groups purpose was to check how loyal Charlemagne's subjects were, along with observing how closely the counts were following the laws.

Charles Martel was succeeded by his son Pepin.

He successfully removed the Lombard, who were attacking, from Rome and strengthened his bond with the church and the Franks.

A Pope anointed Pepin king in exchange for protection for the church.

Aachen Cathedral is were Charlemagne was buried.

St Peter’s Basilica is were the apostle Peter was buried.

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Created with images by Arian Zwegers - "Istanbul, Aya Sofya" • Stifts- och landsbiblioteket i Skara - "Clovis" • CircaSassy - "A brief history of mediæval and modern peoples (1899)" • CircaSassy - "A school history of Germany: from the earliest period to the establishment of the German empire in 1871 (1874)" • the wub - "Charlemagne" • ark - "untitled image" • Larry Johnson - "Charlemagne" • CircaSassy - "A school history of Germany: from the earliest period to the establishment of the German empire in 1871 (1874)" • CircaSassy - "A brief history of mediæval and modern peoples (1899)" • frozenchipmunk - "Pepin the Short" • Bernt Rostad - "Statue of Charlemagne" • skeeze - "mosaic ceiling neo byzantine" • heatheronhertravels - "St Peter's Basilica"

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