Holy Roman Empire

The Creation

Clovis

Led the Franks in victories over the Visigoths

Clovis

Clovis became king at 15 years old

Pepin the Short

successfully removed the Lombards from Rome and gave their lands to the Pope

Pepin the Short

he aided a church that was under attack by the Lombards that were non-christians

Charlemagne

anointed emperor of the new Holy Roman Empire

Charlemagne

relied heavily on local counts

Charlemagne

Charlemagne sent loyal authorities to observe how loyal his subjects were to him