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As the quality of Frankish kingship declined from the 600s

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As the quality of Frankish kingship declined from the 600s, certain trends negatively affected the  quality of the Church in the region. Increasingly, Frankish kings and  Major Domo s appointed  cronies and illiterate non- clerics to bishoprics and parish priestships. Illustrating the dilemma  are Pepin II and Charles Martel, who brought the fourth phase of English-Irish missionary work  into full swing. On the one hand they conquered non-Christian eastern areas such as Frisia,  opening the way to missionary work and establishment of dioceses more closely linked to Rome.  Of course, this was done partially out of a desire to more easily manage and administrate  conquered areas. Thus, extension of the religion was linked to securing Frankish domination.  This began with Pepin II's support of Wilfred Rippon in 678-680 in Frisia. Later, from the 690s 
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  • Fall '08
  • Murphy
  • Frankish kings, missionary work, Frankish kingship, Frankish secular control, illiterate non­ clerics, English­Irish missionary work

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