A Short History of France’s Luparii

Roland receives the sword, Durandal, from the ...

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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