The first, those who believe Gibbon was right in his assessment that Martel saved Christianity and western civilization by this Battle are typified by Bennett, Paul Davis, Robert Martin, and educationalist Dexter B. WakefieldDexter B. Wakefield. Charles Martel was born the bastard son of Pepin of Herstal and a concubine called Alopecia. The Saxons came and devastated the country of the Hattuarians, and even in Austrasia there was a certain faction that chafed under the government of a woman and child. Hans far Pipin av Herstal døde i desember 714. They had the following children: Hiltrud is a daughter of Charles Martel and Rotrude of Treves.... Odilo, of the house of Agilolfing, ruled Bavaria from 736 until his death in 748, succeeding Duke Hugbert of Bavaria.... Landrade (Landres), married Sigrand, Count of Hesbania, Auda, Aldana, or Alane, married Thierry IV, Count of Autun and Toulouse. After the death of his father (714) he seized power in Austrasia from Pepin's widow, who was ruling as regent for her grandsons, and became mayor of the palace. The Battle of the River Garonne was fought in 732 between an Umayyad army led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, governor of Al-And... —where the western chroniclers state, "God alone knows the number of the slain"— and the city of Bordeaux was sacked and looted. De Annales Mettenses også registrere at Pepin gitt “ Cinomannicum Urbem cum Duodecim comitatibus ” til “ Gripponi ”, og legger til at han flyktet til Gascogne “ ad Waifarium ducem perfidem Aquitaniorum ”  . http://www.standin.se/fifteen07a.htm Poke's edition of Creasy's "15 Most Important Battles Ever Fought According to Edward Shepherd Creasy" Chapter VII.  That same year, Dagobert III died and the Neustrians proclaimed Chilperic II, the cloistered son of Childeric II, as king. They were easily defeated (724), but Ragenfrid gave up his sons as hostages in turn for keeping his county. Aquitaine now forms a region in south-western France along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the bo... Provence is a former Roman province and is now a region of southeastern France, located on the Mediterranean Sea adjacent t... . Theudoald was defeated and fled back to Cologne. Soon Clotaire IV died and Odo gave up on Chilperic and, in exchange for recognising his dukedom, surrendered the king to Charles, who recognised his kingship over all the Franks in return for legitimate royal affirmation of his mayoralty, likewise over all the kingdoms (718). (During the Early Middle Ages, troops were only available after the crops had been planted and before harvesting time.). In the traditional view, the Renaissance was understood as a historical age in Europe that followed the Middle Ages and ... . Einhard kaller " Karlomannum ... et Pippinum atque Grifonem " som de tre sønnene til " Karlus maior domus " når han registrerte sistnevntes død  . New York: Robert Appleton Company. The messenger, fearful of arousing the wrath of Plectrude. Just as his grandson, Charlemagne, would become famous for his swift and unexpected movements in his campaigns, Charles was legendary for never doing what his enemies forecast he would do. This was a feat of war almost unheard of in medieval history, a feat which even the heavily armored Roman legions proved themselves incapable of against the Parthians, and left Martel a unique place in history as the savior of Europe. In 718, Chilperic responded to Charles' new ascendancy by making an alliance with Odo the Great (or Eudes, as he is sometimes known), the duke of Aquitaine, who had become independent during the civil war in 715, but was again defeated, at the Battle of Soissons, by Charles. Charles "Martel" og hans første kone hadde tre barn: 1. (After Odo originally fled, the Muslims became overconfident and, instead of maintaining strong outer defenses around their siege camp and continuous scouting, they did neither.). Thus, southern Germany once more became part of the Frankish kingdom, as had northern Germany during the first years of the reign. between 718 and 723, Charles secured his power through a series of victories: he won the loyalty of several important bishops.