The last decade of Charlemagne

The last decade of Charlemagne - '.Hiskey Hehadthree,.,Pepin

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The last decade of Charlemagne's rule was not as accomplished as his earlier years. His key  concerns were establishing Carolingian succession and the division of lands amongst his sons.  He had three, for whom he designed a plan in 806. According to the  Divisio Regnorum,  Pepin  was to keep enlarged Lombard lands; Louis was to receive an augmented Aquitane as well as  southern and western areas, while Charles, the oldest son, was to get traditional Francia-- Austrasia and eastern conquests, as well as Neustria. By 811 Charles' and Pepin's deaths made the  arrangement irrelevant. Louis was now to receive all. Finally, foreboding future events, in  addition to entanglements with Andalusian Muslims in the 800-806 period, first hostile  encounters with the Vikings took place in 808-810, when the Danish King Godefred raided  Frankish Frisia and clients' areas north of the Elbe. Louis the Pious succeeded his father as sole ruler of Francia in 814. In 816, he had himself re- coronated by Pope Stephen IV, setting a precedent that all claimants to emperorship would 
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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The last decade of Charlemagne - '.Hiskey Hehadthree,.,Pepin

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