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Roland — and his Song

Introduction There was an actual Roland.  Charlemagne’s biographer Einhard mentions him.  He is referred to by his Frankish name, Hruodlandus Brittannici limitis praefectus (Roland, Prefect of the borders of Brittany).  Chapter 9 of the account records Roland’s death in the … Continue reading

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