The Revenge Of Clovis


Clovis I was one of the three truly foundational figures in French history, along with Julius Caesar and Charlemagne.  As king of the Franks–rex francorum–he was the first sovereign to bring all of the recalcitrant tribes of the region under one dynasty and one regal roof.  He founded a new dynasty and ruled for thirty years in all:  not reigned, but actually ruled.  He was not a man to be trifled with, and he was what he had to be considering the times and circumstances of his environment.

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