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1

Charlemagne was Frankish king between

769-800

2

Charlemagne expanded territory into

Catalonia
Saxony
Italy
etc

3

Charlemagne nicknamed

'Father of Europe'

4

Who wrote life of Charlemagne

Einhard

5

About Einhard

deeply involved in politics
educated courtier
he was there= authority

6

why was life of Charlemagne written

to educate Charlemagne's grandson on how to be king= stylised version of reality

7

was the work meant to be anonymous?

yes

8

who was Reinhard married to

Emma, 10-30 years younger

9

When was Charlemagne crowned?

Christmas Day 800

10

points in life of charlemagne

won wars (feared, shows up and wins), enemies who plotted against him were killed (hunchback kid), good foreign relations, married 3 times, family man, liked foreigners, good looks & health, ate but didn't drink lots, charitable, renamed months, will incomplete

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GANZ

Reinhard's writing is the work of a courtier trying to flatter a patron

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SMITH

Einhard ran around like a little scuttling dwarf