Editor says, what if Martel lost the Battle of Tours? muses Jack Tindale. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Generals thread.
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Editor says, in reality Charles Martel, a Frank of the Merovingian dynasty, quashed the uprising of the western Franks in Neustria (now Normandy), defeated the Moslems at Poitiers (732) and Berri (737) and, by conquering Aquitaine (now Brittany) enabled his son Pepin the Short to found the Carolingian dynasty in AD751. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.