Wars of Charlemagne

773 to 843
Wars of Charlemagne and the Carolingians.

Noteable Battles

773  
Siege of Pavia (Conquest of Lombardy ) Franks victory
This city, the capital of the Lombards, was besieged in September 773 by Charlemagne and his Franks. The Franks brought no siege engines over the pass, and contented themselves to starve the city into submission. The Lombards hoped for relief, but after then months, when no significant attempt to relieve the siege had been made, the town surrendered peaceably. Charlemagne was thereafter known as king of the Franks and Lombards.
  
778  
Battle of Roncesvalles (Spanish Campaign ) Basques victory
Fought 778 between the Franks, under Charlemagne, and the Basques and Gascons, under Loup II. The army of Charlemagne, retreating from Spain, was caught in the defile of Roncesvalles, in the Pyrenees, and the rearguard was totally annihilated, among those who fell being the famous Paladin, Roland.
  

Story Links
Book Links
Charlemagne  in  Stories from German History  by   Florence Aston
Two Charlemagnes  in  A Child's Book of Warriors  by  William Canton
Charlemagne  in  Stories from French History  by  Lena Dalkeith
Stories of Charlemagne  in  Old Time Tales  by  Lawton B. Evans
Roland Becomes a Knight  in  Old Time Tales  by  Lawton B. Evans
Charlemagne  in  Famous Men of the Middle Ages  by  John H. Haaren
Charlemagne  in  The Story of the Middle Ages  by  Samuel B. Harding
Descendants of Charlemagne  in  The Story of the Middle Ages  by  Samuel B. Harding
Charlemagne  in  Barbarian and Noble  by  Marion Florence Lansing
Battle of Ronceval  in  Page, Esquire, and Knight  by  Marion Florence Lansing
Story of Venice  in  Patriots and Tyrants  by  Marion Florence Lansing
Charlemagne and Wittekind  in  Patriots and Tyrants  by  Marion Florence Lansing
Roland  in  Heroes Every Child Should Know  by  H. W. Mabie
Death of St. Boniface  in  The Story of France  by  Mary Macgregor
Roland Winds His Horn  in  The Story of France  by  Mary Macgregor
Charlemagne  in  The History of Germany  by  Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Charlemagne  in  The History of Germany  by  Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Roland at Roncesvalles  in  Historical Tales: French  by  Charles Morris
Charlemagne and the Avars  in  Historical Tales: French  by  Charles Morris
Crowning of Charlemagne  in  Historical Tales: French  by  Charles Morris
Wittekind, the Saxon Patriot  in  Historical Tales: German  by  Charles Morris
Hero of Two Nations  in  The Discovery of New Worlds  by  M. B. Synge
Charlemagne is Crowned Emperor of the Romans  in  European Hero Stories  by  Eva March Tappan


Image Links


Charlemagne
 in Stories from German History

Oliver and Fierabras
 in Stories of Charlemagne

Reynaud and Bayard
 in Stories of Charlemagne

On the Field of Roncesvalles
 in Stories of Charlemagne

She fled to the Lombady court with her childrn, pleading for shelter and safety.
 in Stories from French History

Desiderius, together with Ogier the Dane, climbed a high tower so better to catch the first glimpse of his approach.
 in Stories from French History

Death of Roland
 in The Story of Old France

Once more Roland blew his ivory horn
 in The Story of France

May the Lord of all glory receive your souls.'
 in Stories of Roland

Stealthily he crept towards Roland
 in Stories of Roland

Count Roland at the Battle of Roncesvalles
 in European Hero Stories