962 - Holy Roman Empire

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The German King Otto I is proclaimed Emperor of the Romans, thus founding the Holy Roman Empire. Initially covering the Kingdom of Germany (modern day Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and northern Italy, the Holy Roman empire will expand to dominate central European politics until its dissolution in 1806.

Image: Holy Roman Empire around the 10th century, showing the Kingdom of Germany (blue), the Kingdom of Italy (purple), and the Kingdom of Burgundy (yellow, to the west) which was absorbed into the Holy Roman Empire in 1033.

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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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