On This Day In The Viking Age
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25 June


841 – Battle of Fontenoy

End of the Carolingian civil war between Lothair I and his brothers Charles the Bald and Louis the German. The latter win, but the Carolingian empire really fell apart afterwards. This battle is considered by many a turning point in Western European history.

Read fine articles on After Empire and of the Annals of Fulda about the battle, on De Re Militari.

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