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Confirmed: Charlemagne was one tall fellow

Einhard, whose Vita Caroli we read in class, describes Charlemagne as “large and strong, and of lofty stature, though not disproportionately tall (his height is well-known to have been seven times the length of his foot); the upper part of … Continue reading

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With the 1200th anniversary of Charlemagne’s death, the Karlsjahr begins

Today marks the 1200 anniversary of the death of the Emperor Charlemagne in Aachen, which will be hosting three exhibitions to commemorate his life. Since Europhiles like to think of Charles as The Father of Europe, this is just the … Continue reading

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