Charlemagne and the Paladins Symbolically the quintessential English feudal monarch is King Arthur but stories of Charlemagne and his Knights quests throughout Christian Europe had a much wider impact Amidst the chaos and viole

  • Title: Charlemagne and the Paladins
  • Author: Julia Cresswell
  • ISBN: 9781472804167
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • Symbolically, the quintessential English feudal monarch is King Arthur, but stories of Charlemagne and his Knights quests throughout Christian Europe had a much wider impact Amidst the chaos and violence of Europe in the eighth century, Charlemagne became king of the Franks and slowly established an empire the likes of which had not been seen since the days of the RomansSymbolically, the quintessential English feudal monarch is King Arthur, but stories of Charlemagne and his Knights quests throughout Christian Europe had a much wider impact Amidst the chaos and violence of Europe in the eighth century, Charlemagne became king of the Franks and slowly established an empire the likes of which had not been seen since the days of the Romans As Charlemange s power grew, so did the stories attached to his name This book explores the myths and legends of the great king Charlemagne, from the stories about his mother, Bertha Bigfoot, and his youthful adventures with the thief, Basin, to his fantastical journeys to Jerusalem and Constantinople It also retells the stories of his most famous knights, the Paladins These brave warriors were all heroes in their own right, and included many famous names such as Roland, Ogier the Dane, Oliver, Archbishop Turpin, and Renault of Montalban who rode the famous steed, Bayard Together with his Paladins, Charlemagne established a court to rival Camelot and led the Christian kingdoms of Europe in their ongoing struggles with the armies of the East Although this great ruler eventually passed away, quietly in his bed, the legends say that he now sits on his golden throne beneath the mountain, waiting until the need of his people calls him forth again.

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    1. Disclaimer: ARC courtesy Netgalley and Osprey publishing. Also the book is illustrated but the ARC did not include all the illustrations. What illustrations there were great, but since not all were present I won’t be mentioning the illustrations in the review below. My favorite Charlemagne stories are, without a doubt, the Italian Romances that feature the woman paladin Bradamante. There is also an adult level of humor in these translations. This volume in Osprey’s excellent series of Myths [...]

    2. Charlemagne & the Paladins is another in the generally excellent MYTHS AND LEGENDS series from Osprey Publishing, this one written by Julia Cresswell and illustrated by Miguel Coimbra. Charlemagne & the Paladins displays the usual strengths of the series: a nicely condensed version of the story, informative sidebars, an easy to read style, and a good collection of complementary artwork.The introduction begins by describing the wide geographic and cultural reach of stories about Charlemag [...]

    3. I know little about the stories of Charlemagne, and very little about his Paladins, as I have closer ties with the stories of Arthur & Merlin.However this book provides a good basis for understanding some of the stories, and the links to Roland (who I don't think I've heard of before), and the making of an empire.All very intersting, well presented, and very pretty pictures and paintings. Well worth a read.

    4. Some few things are suspect, such as saying the Magyars hit Paris, or that the HRE started in 1271, or that the Lombard Iron Crown'continues to be used' in Italy; and a few other suspect claims regarding history. However, the mythology is, like the other works in this series, fun to read and easy to understand; the original artwork is also splendid still.

    5. 'Charlemagne and the Paladins' is another great entry in the Osprey Myths and Legends collection. This time around a subject is tackled that seems to have fallen out of favor.I was always more of a King Arthur and Robin Hood fan, so was much less familiar with the tales of Charlemagne. The reasons for that are explained, but it's not because the stories aren't as fantastical. Charlemagne was a historical figure, but there are many fictional stories about Charlemagne and his paladins. The most fa [...]

    6. Charlemagne and the Paladins (Myths and Legends #10)by Julia CresswellLooking at the diverse legend of Charlemagne, the first ruler to unite the area that will become Europe, how his story has grown over the centuries. His history is only known in poetry and verse from generations after his life. Like Arthurian legends Charlemagne and his companions the Paladins have been taken by many authors given little changes to the stories and the characters.This book looks into the stories comparing them [...]

    7. 3.25 StarsA condensed beginner's guide to Charlemagne and his Paladins that includes both history and legend as well as how the myths changed over time. There's some nice artwork and the author includes a bibliography. Net Galley Feedback

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