Murder of the Sons of Chlodomer

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Harrison W. Mark
by Unknown Artist
published on 17 February 2023
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Theodebald and Gunther, young sons of the Frankish King Chlodomer (r. 511-524), are murdered by their uncle, King Chlothar I (r.511-561). In this depiction, King Chlothar is shown standing over his murdered nephew with a knife, while a tearful Queen Clotilde is offered a choice between the deaths of her grandsons or the cutting of their hair. Image from the 15th-century manuscript, Chroniques de France.

National Library of France, Paris.

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