The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785

Charlemagne's defeat of Widukind of Westphalia

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The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785

Charlemagne's defeat of Widukind of Westphalia

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Charlemagne's conquest of the Saxons was the hardest fought and most protracted of his wars; it involved 18 campaigns spread across 33 years, a great deal of lower-level fighting and the harshest final peace settlement that Charlemagne ever imposed upon a defeated foe. Rapidly taking on the character of a religious conquest from its outset, it also became the most important of all Charlemagne's wars for the future direction and character of European history and began the long process of uniting the German-speaking peoples. With extensive photographs, full colour artworks, maps and bird's-eye-views, this volume unravels the initial stages of a convoluted sequence of events that led to the conquest of the Saxons and ultimately Charlemagne's consolidation of Saxony into the greater Carolingian Empire.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2014
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782008262
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 30 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 271
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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