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Mayke de Jong and Justin Lake

of Corbie. Charlemagne used his powerful cousins well and judiciously, especially during the last and imperial phase of his reign. Adalhard became one of his most prominent counsellors, and after the death of Pippin of Italy in 810 he became the emperor’s deputy in this kingdom, as the mentor of Pippin’s son, the young King Bernard. 44 Meanwhile, Wala pursued an equally brilliant secular career, also in imperial service. In 811 he even headed the list of lay magnates who witnessed Charlemagne’s will. 45 These flanking members of the royal family grew so

in Confronting crisis in the Carolingian empire
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Gervase Rosser

particular current controversies; others, which recur in the chamberlains’ accounts on an annual basis, demonstrate the conviction that it was always worthwhile to cultivate amicable relations with the royal family and with the clerical and lay nobility. R. Horrox (ed.), Selected Rentals and Accounts of Medieval Hull, 1293–1528 , Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series, CXLI, 1983, pp

in Towns in medieval England
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Alison K. McHardy

Gascony. Here too, dynastic disputes became enmeshed with the Anglo-French conflict. The largest Spanish kingdom was Castile. The story of the Castilian royal family in the fourteenth century was colourful and dramatic; 19 when Alfonso XI died in 1350, his legitimate son Pedro was challenged by his illegitimate son Henry (Enrique) of Trastamara. Both sides received support from abroad, for, apart from

in The reign of Richard II
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Thietmar, bishop and chronicler
David A. Warner

correspondingly higher. Within the royal family, the potential for disputed rights of inheritance to generate domestic strife was evident already during the reign of the first Ottonian king. Like any person of substance, King Henry I was concerned to effect an orderly division of his inheritance, a process he initiated in 929 with his so-called Hausordnung , a series of interlocking legal proceedings that

in Ottonian Germany
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Janet L. Nelson

The year 751 was the year in which Martel’s family became a royal family, with the consecration of Martel’s son Pippin as king of the Franks (and the consigning of the last Merovingian to monastic retirement). A third Continuation of Fredegar’s Chronicle carried the story on down to Pippin’s death, and the accession of his two sons, in 768. 10 At monastic houses protected and exploited by the new

in The Annals of St-Bertin
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Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher

itself, and that is the community in the city of León whose dedication was to St John the Baptist. 9 This was a royal foundation, established by King Sancho I of León in or about 966, and enjoying thenceforward a close and warm relationship with the royal family. It was founded as a double house for both monks and nuns, the monks under the patronage of St John and the nuns under that of the Leonese

in The world of El Cid
Paul Fouracre and Richard A. Gerberding

seemed far less valuable ancestors than ones who could prove concretely through their virtutes , duly witnessed and recorded, the favour of the Christian God towards the family. Charlemagne himself, son of a usurper, saw the Lombard author, Paul the Deacon, reach back over 150 years to include Arnulf, the holy man of Metz, in the Carolingian royal family tree. 45 How then can we be certain that places

in Late Merovingian France
Alison K. McHardy

the royal family. The answer to this was that battle was not applicable in this case, 30 especially where witnesses had testified that all the charges against him were true – because indeed all the commons kept shouting out that everything was true with which he was charged – and the lords wanted to prove it by their own efforts. But by the end of the day matters had made very little progress

in The reign of Richard II
Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher

Cea lies about 50 kilometres south-east of León. 99 That is, the monastery of Sahagún, about 50 kilometres south-east of León, which enjoyed close ties with the Leonese royal family, and to which Alfonso VI made at least seventeen generous benefactions during his reign. On the origins of the abbey

in The world of El Cid
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Craig Taylor

clothing and was also linked to the Valois royal family. 100 There are other examples of the pressure during the trial forcing Joan to fabricate answers, not least of which is the unbelievable story of an angel appearing at Chinon, bringing a crown for Charles VII [ 35–8, 40–3 ]. From the perspective of the judges, the crucial issue was that Joan’s testimony regarding

in Joan of Arc