Charles West

Charles West teaches at Sheffield.

Plenty of Puff: Charlemagne

Charles West, 19 December 2019

When​ Charlemagne, king of the Franks, planned the division of his empire between his sons in 806, he allotted Aquitaine, Gascony, Provence and half of Burgundy to one son; Lombardy, Bavaria and southern Swabia to another; to the eldest, northern France, the other half of Burgundy, northern Swabia, Thuringia, Saxony and Frisia. Charlemagne was dividing up half a continent. The provisions of...

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