Charlemagne: A Captivating Guide to the Greatest Monarch of the Carolingian Empire and How He Ruled over the Franks, Lombards, and Romans
There are many different ways in which Charlemagne can be described, and yet he is often seen as an enigma and as the saviour of Christianity in Europe.
Charlemagne was the third ruler of the Carolingian Dynasty. He is also known as Charles the Great, ruling 47 years over a large part of Europe. He is considered to be important for the Frankish kingdom, since he reformed many items such as the currency and the language. He is widely known for the battle of Poitiers (Tours), 732 AD, stopping the Umayyad Caliphate led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus.