The third part deals with the end of the conflict between the Franks and the Saxons, shows the events leading up to the coronation of Charlemagne as emperor of a new Roman Empire and describes the internal political innovations that Charlemagne enforced up to his death in 814.
A film by: Gabriele Wengler
The film recounts the dramatic, violent and bawdy life of the Middle Ages’ most important Emperor, featuring elaborate battle scenes with hundreds of extras and excursions into the emperor’s most private life.
The most powerful man in Europe at the time carved out an empire which comprised almost all of modern Europe, and whose legacy reaches into our very day. Charlemagne, who died 1200 years ago, is shown as a man of flesh and blood for the first time.
The film also shows a lively panorama of life in the Middle Ages and an exciting journey back through time to the cradle of European civilization.
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