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Charles Martel

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Charles Martel's Biography

Charles Martel (Latin: Carolus Martellus) (23 August 686 – 22 October 741), also known as Charles the Hammer, was a Frankish military and political leader, who served as Mayor of the Palace under the Merovingian kings and ruled de facto during an interregnum (737–43) at the end of his life, using the title Duke and Prince of the Franks. In 739 he was offered the title of Consul by the Pope, but he refused. He is remembered for winning the Battle of Tours in 732, in which he defeated an invading Moorish army. This victory is traditionally credited with halting northward Islamic expansion in western Europe.

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P1080573 France, Saint-Denis, nécropole royale, gisants de Charles Martel et de Philippe IV le Bel
P1080573 France, Saint-Denis, nécropole royale, gisants de Charles Martel et de Philippe IV le Bel
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  • Three Christian Warriors Who Battled Heresy Whilst Waging War

      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 6 months ago
    While Americans have always mixed their Christian religion with the armed services, beginning with the Revolutionary War, today we are told that only pacifism is enlightened. Or we are informed that any religious person owes a duty to other citizens
  • No more than a footprint

      News Source: Open Democracy | 6 months ago
    I knew that the Moors had been defeated by Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours in 732...It is thought by some, including Gibbon, to have been one of the decisive battles of world history. Others feel that the threat of Moorish conquest was not
  • Ayatollah Obama; Twin Heresies

      News Source: Canadian Free Press | 7 months ago
    President Obama's targeting of memorials and places of national pride in the government shutdown battle are symptomatic of the twin heresies that were at the heart of his upbringing...Allah must have no rivals.'Ishaq:324 When Constantinople fell in

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