Why Didn T Charlemagne Want To Be Crowned Emperor?
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The first and foremost reason is that the idea of being crowned emperor did not come from Charlemagne at all. It is said, by his biographer Einhard, that Charlemagne would not have attended the service at the church on St. Peters if he had known of the Popes intentions. Charlemagne attended a service at the church in which is son was to be consecrated king by the Pope. This was when the Pope crowned Charlemagne emperor. During 800, there