THE TALE OF THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE

Imperial Crown Of Charlemagne

Serving as the standard for what frequently seems to be an interminable era of feudal conflict, the term “Holy Roman Empire” yet retains a degree of ominous significance among those acquainted with the minutiae of historical research, a banner that, in serving as a pretext beneath which to appraise both the atrocities of the Trojan wars and the conquests of the Macedonian general “Alexander the Great”, proceeds to provide insight into the reign of “Julius Ceasar” and the many disputes which, in being recorded to have afflicted both the “Saxons” and the “Saracens” throughout central Europe during the first millennium, were gradually to extend province across a number of “Moorish” and “Lombard” preserves further South.

In being relatively well recorded, the expansion of the “Holy Roman Empire” during the latter years of the first millennium represents an intriguing topic for academic research, however, as a result of the interest’s sprawling constitutional structure, different accounts of it’s exact dimensions yet present grounds for a degree of speculative conjecture.

Ragnarok

In efforts to explain the general circumstance of such an eventuality, I was ultimately driven to defer orthodox dictum in favor of a number of accounts recanted by writers of Norse stock during the early first millennium, men who, in describing the countries of central Europe before the incident of Roman colonization, could offer a unique insight into both a regional geography and a time scheme about which I felt very little was known.

Charlemagne

During the late seventh century a French mayor of the palace named “Pepin Herstal” was recorded to have defeated a man named “Theoderic” at the battle of “Tertry”, a victory which, in granting the “Arnulfing” clan to which “Pepin” belonged sovereignty over the provinces of both “Austrasia” and “Neustria” in Europe, immediately represented the basis one of the most extensive kingdoms of it’s day.

York

Although initially perceived to be a Roman convention, the practice of staging naval expeditions between Europe and England was, throughout the last years of the Carolingian regime, also observed to have been embraced by the Danes, a period during which a succession of Viking raids upon the British mainland proceeded to forge swathe across the extent of England’s East coast.

London

The similarities which occur in the evolution of “York” and that of “London” at a somewhat later date are, in this sense, quite remarkable, a circumstance creditable to the observation that the Holy Roman Emperor “Henry the fourth of Germany” controlled the investiture of the English Plantagenet monarchy during the early medieval era, a term beneath which the capital was, much as it had been throughout the Viking era, noted to have been accountable to Europe.

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