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Karolus Chronicles
CHARLEMAGNE

Ruler of the Franks, 768-814 AD
First Holy Roman Emperor
Defender of  the  Church
Lover of Books and Learning
Tireless Traveler
Ancestor of all Europeans
The man hated finery, but dressed in velvets.
He loved learning but was illiterate
He held his children close but sent a five-year-old     
    son away.
He befriended Moslems and Jews, but  massacred
     thousands for refusing to accept Christianity.

What a challenge to explain the contradictions,  to make the Europe’s greatest king become real for readers!
Photo by Dr. Roy Winkelman courtesy of  ClipPix ETC