Pepin the Short, the son of Charles Martel, dislodged the last Merovingian king and called himself King of the Franks. He was consecrated by Pope Stephen II and was the founder of the dynasty of the Carolingians.
Throne of Charlemagne and the subsequent German Kings in Aachen Cathedral. Charlemagne's court in Aachen was the centre of the cultural revival sometimes referred to as the "Carolingian Renaissance". My GGG grandfather.
Dering Roll, c. The Dering Roll is the oldest English roll of arms surviving in its original form. It was made between 81270 and 1280 and contains the coat of arms of 324 knights, starting with two illegitimate children of King John.