11071
1

The paladins, sometimes known as the Twelve Peers, were the foremost warriors of Charlemagne's court, according to the literary cycle known as the Matter of France. They first appear in the early chansons de geste such as The Song of Roland, where they represent Christian martial valor against the Saracen hordes. The paladins and their associated exploits are largely later fictional inventions, with some basis on historical Frankish retainers of the 8th century and events such as the Battle of Roncevaux Pass and the confrontation of the Frankish Empire with Umayyad Al-Andalus in the Marca Hispanica.

by cyborg



28-May-10, 1:51 pm

Please leave a comment on Paladin

user

Michael Brown

31-Aug-10, 3:46 pm
563 Views

Yellow Wagtail

3-May-11, 12:31 pm
80 Views

Abdelhamid Abaa..

11-Aug-16, 1:26 pm
4 Views

Tiffani Thiesse..

10-Mar-10, 5:47 pm
218 Views

Proteins

26-Jul-10, 10:28 am
410 Views

Japs Sergio

21-Apr-12, 6:45 pm
178 Views

The Libertines

31-May-10, 9:08 am
1256 Views

Taya Parker

3-Aug-10, 5:35 am
10645 Views

Micaela Vazquez

19-Aug-11, 12:03 am
873 Views

Friends

1-Sep-07, 12:00 am
1921 Views
Top