The Franks, Carolingians and Merovingians. Just who the hell were they?

The Franks, Carolingians and Merovingians. Just who the hell were they?

The Merovingians: The Kings and Queens of the Franks

The Merovingians: The Kings and Queens of the Franks

When Childeric’s tomb was uncovered in it was found to contain 300 golden jewels, styled in the image of a Bee. And of course, these are the same Bees that Napoleon had affixed to his coronation robe. Sadly, of the 300 Bees only these two have survived.

Fragment of Merovingian card weaving from France, 7th century

Fragment of Merovingian card weaving from France, 7th century

Single-Edged Knife (Scramasax), c. 500-700 Merovingian, Migration period, 6th-7th Century iron, brass, gold foil, gold wire, gemstones, Overall - h:54.31 w:6.35 cm (h:21 3/8 w:2 1/2 inches).

Single-Edged Knife (Scramasax), c. 500-700 Merovingian, Migration period, 6th-7th Century iron, brass, gold foil, gold wire, gemstones, Overall - h:54.31 w:6.35 cm (h:21 3/8 w:2 1/2 inches).

Kingston Down Brooch,  7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

Kingston Down Brooch, 7th Century AD. Anglo-Saxon - gold, inlaid with blue glass, white shell and cut garnets. This is the largest and finest brooch of its kind to be found. © National Museums Liverpool

♡ Merovingian Queen Arnegunde's burial jewelry ... her grave finds and interpretation of burial at the National Archaeological Museum in Saint Germain-en-Laye ... http://www.medievalhistories.com/merovingian-queens/

♡ Merovingian Queen Arnegunde's burial jewelry ... her grave finds and interpretation of burial at the National Archaeological Museum in Saint Germain-en-Laye ... http://www.medievalhistories.com/merovingian-queens/

Ring inscribed with the name ARNEGUNDIS. 6th c Merovingian

Ring inscribed with the name ARNEGUNDIS. 6th c Merovingian

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