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Pepin the Short, Charlemagne, & so on & so forth... just of the names of my ancestors.~House of History, LLC.

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Disk Brooch, 675–700 Frankish; Found in Niederbreisig, western Germany Gold sheet with filigree and inlays of garnet, glass, and mother-of-pearl

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"Carolingian forces are defeat by Saxon 'rebels' in the Süntel Hills in AD 782", Graham Turner

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Gothic / black-letter script evolved from Carolingian in the later middle ages, circa 1200 AD, became the dominant handwriting from the 12C until the Italian Renaissance (1400–1600 AD). It was not as clear as Carolingian, but was narrower, darker & denser. The dot above the i was added to differentiate it from the similar strokes of the n, m, & u. The u was created as separate from the v, which had been used for both sounds. Compact handwriting saved space, as parchment was expensive...

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CFC04 Mounted Carolingian Warlord (1)

Carolingian Gilt Crystal Ring