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The Life Of Relentless King Hrœrek

King Hrœrek was a powerful chieftain or petty king in Hedmark, Norway, who was at his political height in the early 11th century. He...

The Frankish Scholar, Einhard, Saved The Genre Of Secular Biographies

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Einhard

  Einhard (c. 770-840) "I do not doubt that there are many people, devoted to contemplation and learning, who think that the circumstances of the present...

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