Roland receives the sword, Durandal, from the hands of Charlemagne. Late medieval manuscript miniature (ca. 1400?), source unknown, presumably illustrating a maniscript of a Roland romance. Uploaded in August 2004 by User:Ihcoyc (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the ninth century, when wolves roamed over nearly all of France, Charlemagne established a corps of elite wolf hunters –the Luparii — to control a growing problem decimating livestock.
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