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    despite his wounds, advanced towards the enemies with rifle fire as they blasted the guns at Young. By the time Young was close enough to the machine guns he already had severe wounds that risked his life. However he kept advancing and launched hand grenades that killed all five Japanese. This allowed the rest of his unit to retreat safely without any further injuries. No additional lives were lost, except Young’s, who died from his wounds after the blast. This ended his courageous career as a brave soldier and earned him a Medal of Honor. In 1949, Young’s body was returned to the US and buried in the McPherson Cemetery in Clyde, Ohio. A year after the incident, the Army wanted to dedicate a song to their valiant hero and commissioned Frank Loesser and tell the man’s story in a song: The Ballad of Rodger Young. Although lacking in physical abilities, Young displayed bravery and courage throughout his entire life. The first act of heroism was overcoming his physical disabilities and constantly undertaking new challenges. Young did not allow his condition to discourage himself and sought the same opportunity as others to achieve his dreams. When rejected from the US Army, Young searched for alternative ways that would best accommodate him instead of getting discouraged and giving up, like most people would be inclined to do. This showed his willingness to overlook the things he lacked and instead focus on the things that he was capable of doing. In the end, Young achieved…

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    Charlemagne is an account of Charlemagne’s time as a Carolingian King by Einhard. Einhard, as with many people, felt that history needed to be written down and preserved or it would be lost and forgotten. The account as a whole is historically significant, but so are the chapters within it. Chapter Seven gives an account of Charlemagne’s war with Saxony. Chapter 28 gives an account of Charlemagne being crowned as Emperor and lastly, chapter 30 talks about Louis the Pious receiving the title of…

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    There was once a beloved ruler, who encouraged schools and knowledge for everyone, while conquering territory and governing the city to the best of his ability. Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was a widely known emperor who ruled most of Western Europe from 768 to 814. His father, Pepin the Short, was Mayor of the Palace to king, who ruled over the Frankish kingdom for fifteen years until his death in October 768 AD. When his father died, the Franks placed the two brothers,…

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    Charlemagne. Einhard structures Life by discussing Charlemagne’s most important deeds first and then moving on to his personal life. I think this is all leading to the big purpose of Einhard’s Life. The whole purpose of the biography is to glorify Charlemagne beyond what he really was. Throughout this essay, I am going to describe a little bit about the plot and then show some examples about the glorification of Charlemagne. The biography starts with all of the conquests of Charlemagne.…

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    Charles the Great, also known as Charlemagne, ruled between the years of 768 and 814 CE. Einhard, a friend of Charlemagne, considers him the greatest king of the middle ages. Still, what characteristics does Einhard consider great, and how are those traits manifested in Charlemagne? Using Einhard’s work, The Life of Charlemagne, we can gleam insight into what made Charlemagne so great, as well as what is the mark of a great medieval king. Einhard, documents how Charlemagne was a great general, a…

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    empire was gone, aspects of it were scattered throughout Europe. From around 481 to 511 AD, a Germanic leader by the name of Clovis began to unite a group of Germanic people, the Franks, under one empire and saw an opportunity to grow and flourish (Doc A). The Franks, and its leaders, all brought their knowledge and abilities to medieval Europe. Each ruler of the Germanic group contributed by helping the dynasty grow and spread its influences around Europe. The Franks aided in the development of…

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    According to The Life of Charlemagne, the King of Franks was a very patient man who showed constant respect for all those he came into contact with. From his family to those he met on campaigns, Charlemagne gave great hospitality and charity to anyone he felt needed it. Coming from an educational and broad upbringing, there wasn’t much the king wasn’t intrigued by. Showing interest in math, literature, astronomy, and even several other languages, Charlemagne was a ruler that was hard to dislike…

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    The book Two Lives of Charlemagne contains two different biographies of Charles the great or “Charlemagne”, who was king of Franks from 771-814 A.D. The first biography is titled “The Life Of Charlemagne” and is written by Einhard. The second biography is titled “Charlemagne” and is authored by Notker the Stammerer. Both biographies of Charlemagne are classical medieval literature, but they differ in their points of view and focus. Einhard mostly talked about the actual life of Charlemagne,…

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    Charlemagne Research Paper

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    Introduction: Charlemagne was the King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans from 800 until his death in 814. He expanded his kingdom to an empire, uniting most of west Europe. The Carolingian Renaissance is associated with his reign, a time when art and culture was revived through the Catholic Church, which encouraged a common European identity. Chapter 1 who is Charlemagne? He is the King of Franks; he was the greatest ruler in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire.…

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    Charlemagne Achievements

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    Charlemagne, known as Charles the Great or King of the Franks, was a strong leader who united Western Europe through his military power. His major goals or achievements were the Carolingian Empire, Saxons War, and establishing centralized imperial rule. I consider that Charlemagne is a good leader and will go down in history. The first of Charlemagne’s accomplishments was the Carolingian Empire. Charles the Great ruled after his father Charles Martel. Charlemagne built a court and capital at…

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