Friday’s answers

Andrei posed yesterday’s questions and if he’s stumped us all can claim a virtual punnet of boysenberries should he have stumped us all.

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One Response to Friday’s answers

  1. Andrei says:

    (1) Who was the father of Pepin the Short?

    His Father was Charles Martel de facto Ruler of the Franks and victor at the Battle of Tours in 732 where the Muslim Arab invasion of Europe was turned back

    Pepin the Short became King of the Franks

    (2) And who was his son?

    The most prominent of his sons was Charlemagne, King of the Franks who was crowned as the first Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire on Christmas Day 800AD and is sometimes known as the Father of Europe.

    (3) What people did they rule?

    The Franks, a Germanic tribe and other people they brought into their territories as their realm expanded

    (4) What modern nation takes its name from these people?

    France

    (5) What current world leader has taken his name from these people?

    Pope Francis who took his name from Francis of Assisi (Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone) whose mother was French and who was known by all from his earliest days as Francesco (the Frenchman)

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