The Franks

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The Franks. By Emma Kious. Where do they come from?. The Franks originally came from Germany. Slowly, they began spreading across the roman empire, taking as little land as possible, so they could stay together, united. Who are they?.
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The Franks By Emma Kious Where do they come from? The Franks originally came from Germany. Slowly, they began spreading across the roman empire, taking as little land as possible, so they could stay together, united. Who are they? The Franks are group of barbarians that slowly took over the roman empire. They actually made the countries they possessed a more peaceful place, without the fear of being attacked every second. Why did they last longer than the other groups of barbarians? They lasted much longer than the Goths, Vandals and Huns because they were united. They stayed together while other groups of barbarians spread over the countries, trying to get more land, like the Goths. When someone attacked them, they were all together so there were very powerful. They stayed close to Germany, their home country. Also, they didn’t try to copy the roman way of living. Religion barbarians? Their first leader that we remember now, being very loved and famous, was Clovis. He converted all the Franks to Catholic. He though that having only one religion would help him reign better. Frankish Kings barbarians? We now remember some Frankish kings mainly because of what they did, but also because of their names. They had very strange names like Charles the bald, Pepin the short, Charles the great, Louis the Pious… Charles the great, alias Charlemagne barbarians? Charlemagne was one of the greatest kings of Europe. He was the King of the Franks, succeeding from his father, Pepin the short. One of the most impressive things Charlemagne did to the Frankish population was to encourage learning. He even created manuscripts, hoping that they would keep his knowledge through the Dark Ages. Charlemagne’s battles barbarians? Using the Frankish union, h expanded his territory over some parts of Italy and Spain, and all over France. He fought with his people in every single battles, staying alive until 70 years old, where he died of old age. Charlemagne’s political system barbarians? Charlemagne was very good at ruling. He posted counts all over his territory to help him solve some minor local issues. He also put in place a tax system. At first, they traded. For example, a farmer would give a pig… But after a while, he decided it was unfair, so he changed from trade to little silver pieces. For example, a farmer would first sell his pig, and than give the money to the tax people. Charlemagne’s son and grandson barbarians? Charlemagne had 3 sons, but 2 died at their young age. The only son he had left, was Louis the Pious. He decided to make him King of the franks. For a year, Charlemagne and his son ruled together but then, Charlemagne died. Louis the Pious barbarians? When Charlemagne died, a new pope came to the surface. Everyone hated him but as Louis was deeply religious, He fell to his knees in front of him. Louis was a very bad monarch, he left his counts do all the ruling for him and stayed at home, praying all day. Louis and the Frankish empire’s death barbarians? Just before he died, Louis divided the empire into 5 parts (for his sons), breaking the force of the Franks, being united. After e died, the counts had gotten so familiar with ruling the empire that it was easy for them to overtake the King’s position. That created some sort of civil war, killing the Frankish empire, and the light it had given to the dark ages.
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