Holy Roman Empire

Individuals and events in the Holy Roman Empire during the European Middle Ages.

Charlemagne: The Father of Europe

His kingdom would unite western Europe and end the Dark Ages. Charlemagne was born in 747 as the son of Austrasian King Pepin the Short. At the age of 19, he inherited his deceased father’s territory and jointly ruled it with his brother Carloman. Pepin intended for his sons to cooperate as rulers, but they had an uneasy relationship. After […]