Life and times of Charlemagne

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Charlemagne ruled the Franks between 768 and 814. His empire stretched from the Pyrenees Mountains to Bavaria, and from Rome to what we now know as Denmark . Between the time he received control of his empire to the time of his death, the amount of land under Charlemagne's control doubled in size thanks to his organization, loyalty and faith.

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Life and times of CharlemagneCharlemagne ruled the Franks between 768 and 814. His empire stretched from the Pyrenees Mountains to Bavaria, and from Rome to what we now know as Denmark . Between the time he received control of his empire to the time of his death, the amount of land under Charlemagne's control doubled in size thanks to his organization, loyalty and faith. As an ambitious statesman, he gained more power and respect from Europe by working with the Pope to strengthen the Holy Roman Empire. However, he also spread and imposed Christianity, created learning centres, and standardized local laws. Charlemagne's accomplishments as a statesman, and success in improving the welfare of his society were just as important to the success of his empire as his feats in war.Charlemagne inherited control of the Merovingian Empire from his father, Pepin the Short. The Merovingian Empire had been building up lands little by little over the previous years, thanks to the military genius of Charles "The Hammer" Martel and the ambitious Pepin the Short. However, there were many people who were enemies of the empire, and disputes would break out over borders, religious faith and tradin

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