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The bad side of Charlemagne

Shane Killoran

on 5 November 2012

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Transcript of Charlemagne

Why the king of the franks was bad? Charlemagne He was bad for many reasons Summary One of the worst things Charlemagne ever did was kill thousands of saxon prisoners of war because they would not convert to christianity. Charlemagne was not a fair
man when it came to religion It was not uncommon
to die for the
sole reason of not
becoming Christian. Many people died at the hands of Charlemagne and his army Charlemagne committed many crimes and killed many
people, he was a bad person and a bad king. He thought he needed to kill to help his religion.

Would you want him to be YOUR king? He also attacked the Saxons of Germany and cut down their sacred tree (the world tree) http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1132/1412456737_5a1b0a5e2e.jpg http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mcgee411/GHTOUT/c6-charlemagne3.jpg Charlemagne was born
sometime in the year 742 c.e.
He was the oldest son
of pippin the short
and Bertrada of Laon At the age of 26 Charlemagne received the title of king with his brother when his father died. He then became emperor of the Carolingian empire in 800 1 2 3 A shortened version of the
life of Charlemagne Charlemagne died in 814 c.e.
at the age of 72. His Goal Charlemagne's goal to unite Germany wasn't bad, but his way to achieve it was. He chose to rule with force and
cruelty when he was on his conquest. This was wrong Bibliography http://www.history.com/topics/charlemagne http://one-evil.org/content/people_08c_charlemagne.html http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-prn1/71039_126427583677_6393474_n.jpg http://historymedren.about.com/od/charlemagnestudyguide/p/sg_biography.htm Created and presented by: Shane, Arjun, Daniel And Aidan
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