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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Charles Martel Known as "the Hammer.” 688?-741. Frankish ruler of Austrasia (715-741) who in 732 halted the European invasion of the Moors. His grandson was Charlemagne.


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  • And we learn, through the video he posted, that his heroes are not religious figures like Paul or Martin Luther but political figures like Charles Martel and Nicholas I.

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  • The prints chronicle important events in the lives of ancient French worthies, including Philip Augustus and Charles Martel, and evidence considerable artistic skill.

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  • The West lasted from AD 732, when Charles Martel defeated the Muslims at Tours, until 1960, where it fell without a battle.

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  • So, Charles Martel, are you going to get up out of your chair, out from behind the safety of your computer, and take up arms against the government?

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  • Hammers for Ambres does seem like a pretty easy shift, especially when the referent is a victorious king - Charles Martel is not parallel, but is suggestive.

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  • Ever since Charles Martel (Tours/Poitiers) and, later, the Gates of Vienna, desire for revenge on the “crusaders” has been paramount and now is probably irreversible.

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  • The First Jihad ended at Poitier with Charles Martel, (Charles the Hammer) defeating and routing Muslim forces in Europe.

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  • A Frankish barbarian of the eastern Frankish kingdom of Austrasia, Charles Martel (688 - 741 A.D.) was most famous for the Battle of Tours (732 A.D.), near Poitiers, in which he successfully defeated the Saracen Moors in their invasion of France, thus preserving Christian Europe from the encroachment of Islam.

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  • Just watched a thing on the History Channel about Charles Martel, who kept France Christian by driving out the Moslems.

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  • But perhaps the most notable was in 732 when Charles Martel turned back the tide of the Moorish invasion, beginning the drive that would culminate in 1492 when Ferdinand & Isabella known as los reyes Católicos pushed the Arabs off Spanish soil.

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