They began as a number of Germanic tribes that migrated from Northern Europe into Gaul.
Frankish knights wore chain mail armor usually in the form of a long shirt called a hauberk.
The name for France comes from the Franks.
First united under the leadership of King Clovis in 509 AD.
Two dynasties ruled the Franks during the middle ages, the Merovingian dynasty and the Carolingian dynasty.
The Frankish Empire was broken into three separate states between King Louis's sons when he died.