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Clovis. The Merovingian Dynasty.

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Clovis, Merovingian King, Franks, Salian, French history, Rex

Clovis I. (466-511) also Chlodowech Latin: Chlodovechus; Frankish: Hlōdowig; German: Chlodwig I.; French and English: Clovis; was a Franconian king or rex from the Merovingian dynasty.

CLOVIS I. KING OF THE FRANKS.

FOR the preservation of this statue, and the one supposed to represent Clotilda the queen of Clovis, we are indebted to the zeal of Alexandre Lenoir, who placed them in his museum of national antiquities. They formerly stood, with four others, at the portal of the ancient church of Notre Dame at Corbeil, a town about twenty miles to the south-east of Paris. But their companions perished with the church they embellished, and these figures, the only remains of its former magnificence, have been transferred from the museum to be placed at the entrance to the vaults of the magnificent church of St. Denis, the resting place of the long line of sovereigns of whose power Clovis laid the foundation.

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Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King, Queen.

Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century clothing.

Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century.

Merovingian Warrior, Bishop, King and Queen. 6th century.

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Frankish warrior clothing in the 5th century

frankish warrior clothing, 5th century costume, Merovingian, Gaul

Frankish warrior 5th century

Frankish warrior clothing in the 5th century. Merovingian.

Costume d’un guerrier franc du 5ème siècle.

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