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The Emperor Charlemagne
Few men have exerted such a lasting influence on the course of Western history as Charlemagne (742-814). At the height of his power in the early ninth century Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Lombards and Emperor of the Romans, ruled all the Christian lands of western Europe except the British Isles and southern Italy and Sicily. Charismatic, gregarious, energetic and c ...more
Paperback, 245 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Sutton Publishing
(first published 1986)
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Reading biographies of major historical figures can be a little bit of a daunting proposition. How much time and what kind of scope really interests me. I found Chamberlin's biography and it is relatively short and there are even a few photos. Ok...this I can handle. The writing is very conversational and easy to follow, also sort of difficult sometimes to find in biographical texts, as if complicated sentence structure legitimizes the veracity of the research. I enjoyed this book very much beca ...more