Saxon Wars

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The Saxon Wars (772-804) were a series of conflicts between the Franks under Charlemagne, who sought to conquer Saxony and convert the populace to Christianity, and the Saxons who resisted. The conflict lasted over 30 years through 18 campaigns and cost thousands of lives before Charlemagne's victory in 804 and Saxon conversion/assimilation into the general population.

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  • 772 - 804
    The Saxon Wars; Charlemagne defeats the Saxons and establishes Christianity in Saxony.
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