1138 - Hohenstaufen Hegemony

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On 7th March 1138 in Koblenz, Conrad von Hohenstaufen is elected King of Germany and styles himself King of the Romans. He is not crowned Emperor of the Romans - a coronation that until the 16th century only the Pope can perform - but his reign as Conrad III begins a Hohenstaufen hegemony that doesn't end until the mid 13th century after a succession of nine Staufer kings, three of which are crowned Emperor. 

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Alamanicus is wandering his old Alemanni haunts, revisiting the places where once he used to drink, carouse, and beat up the odd Roman legionnaire or two. Things have moved on since his day, and the old Alemanni country now lies across south west Germany, French Alsace, and northern Switzerland. Cut through by the mighty Rhine, it is an area of great beauty, and a lot has happened there since Alamanicus last walked this land.


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