Blessed King Charlemagne: A Man Who Knew His Place

with Fr. Joseph Rampino

From ruler of a Barbarian tribe, to King of an unified Empire, Charlemagne’s great impact on European and Christian history is little known.

Further Resources:

  1. Online:  Letters of Charlemagne.  Example here: http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/source/carol-baugulf.asp
  2. Book:  The Life of Charlemagne, by Einhard the Frank, with foreword by Walfried Strabo, written shortly after the death of Charlemagne in 814 A.D.  Link to the book on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Two-Lives-Charlemagne-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140455051/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1443098788&sr=8-2&keywords=life+of+charlemagne  
  3. Online:  Catholic Encyclopedia article on Charlemagne.  http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03610c.htm
  4. Online:  Slideshow of Carolingian manuscripts (i.e. from the time of Charlemagne). http://expositions.bnf.fr/carolingiens/expo_us/salle1/index.htm
  5. Book:  Detailed information on the life of Charlemagne: “A History of Christendom, Vol II: The Building of Christendom,” by Dr. Warren Carroll (Front Royal: Christendom College Press, 1987).  Link to the book on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Building-Christendom-324-1100-History-vol/dp/0931888247/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443099014&sr=8-1&keywords=building+of+christendom