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Pepin and his brother togetherThe next day Charlemagne exposed

After a long and miserable wandering on foot as mendicants Milon and his wife arrived at Sutri, in Italy, where they took refuge in a cave, and in that cave Orlando was born. The knight turned out to be a notorious thief named Elbegast. In the story, an angel woke Charlemagne and told him to steal something. Later chansons are concerned mor e wit h romance and love. During his lifetime, Charlemagne introduced a variety of military, economic, and social reforms in his kingdom.

Charlemagne marched against Spain in but failed to defeat the Muslims. Dating from the s to s, these poems generally blend history and fiction. Charlemagne waged a bitter war against them, executing thousands of people. Orlando was so poor that he was sometimes half naked. The most famous of the battle legends about Charlemagne and his followers appears in the epic Song of Roland.

Charlemagne set out and met a strange knight who challenged him to combat. This bronze sculpture from the A. Charlemagne agreed to let him go free if he would help the king steal something.

Pepin and his brother together ruled the Franks, whose kingdom included parts of present-day France, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. The next day, Charlemagne exposed the plot but agreed to pardon the plotters if they swore loyalty to him.