Our Little Frankish Cousin of Long Ago

by Evaleen Stein

Description:  Through the eyes of Rainolf, a boy at the court of Charlemagne, we catch a glimpse of life in the Frankish kingdom, including dress, occupations, and amusements. We learn how Charlemagne brought Alcuin from England to establish schools in his kingdom and how he encouraged the development of the arts, including the recitation of poetry such as the Song of Roland. We hear about Einhard, a close associate of Charlemagne, who wrote a biography of him after his death. Finally, we travel to Rome to see Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day in 800 A.D.

Additional information:

Ages:  8-10
Length:  78 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2007
ISBN:  978-1-59915-244-8
Genres:  History, Ancient History

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Table of Contents

1. Rainolf and the Palace Pages
2. A Bit of History 
3. The Palace School 
4. Dinner 
5. Malagis and the Boys 

6. A Boar Hunt and a Music Lesson 
7. The Minnesinger Tells of Roland 
8. Presents for the King 
9. Rainolf in the Writing-Room 
10. Christmas Day of the Year 800

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