The Canons Regular and the Legend of Roncevaux

The Canons Regular and the Legend of Roncevaux

He sees around him many tables at which are seated guests in the black habit of monks or the white habit of the canons regular, who belong to the most saintly order of all. They pray to God on our behalf, they sing the Masses, the Matins and the Hours History of...
Constantine and Charlemagne

Constantine and Charlemagne

As the knowledge of one God was imparted to all men, a single sovereign arose for the entire Roman empire and a deep peace took hold of all Eusebius Life of Constantine The shadow of both the emperors Constantine and Charlemagne loomed large over the pilgrimage to...
Charlemagne and Alfonso: Historia and History

Charlemagne and Alfonso: Historia and History

  Alfonso VI was the most successful of all medieval Christian rulers of Spain, uniting the the kingdoms of northern Iberia into a self-styled empire in the eleventh century. The parallels betweens Alfonso’s real-life military campaigns and those of...
Nájera and the Legend of Roland and the Saracen Giant

Nájera and the Legend of Roland and the Saracen Giant

Charlemagne now received news that a certain giant, of the name of Ferracutus, of the race of Goliath, was come to Nájera   The pilgrimage road passed through the Navarrese town of Nájera, where in the time of Charlemagne’s Spanish expedition, Roland had...
Historia Turpini: The Latin Legend of Charlemagne and Roland

Historia Turpini: The Latin Legend of Charlemagne and Roland

Forasmuch as you requested me to write in what manner the Emperor Charlemagne delivered Spain and Galicia from the yoke of the Saracens, you shall attain the knowledge of many memorable events The History of Charlemagne and Roland The Historia Turpini, also know as...