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The Facts and Fiction of Charlemagne and His Paladin

June 17, 2020 - General
Charlemagne receiving the submission of Widukind at Paderborn in 785, by Ary Scheffer (1840) (Public Domain)

In the early Middle Ages, the most eminent members who surrounded the sovereign of the empire were defined as Paladins, or Palatine Counts, who, among various other duties, served as Judges for Preliminary Investigations, to bring before the Emperor only those cases worthy of his personal judgement. 

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