A 19th-century vision of Charlemagne (742-814) by Casper Scheuren CREDIT: Bridgeman Art Library

On this day in history: Charlemagne crowned Holy Roman Emperor

The year 800 AD witnessed a historic and pivotal moment in European history as Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor on Christmas Day. This event marked the revival of imperial authority in Western Europe and had profound implications for the political, religious, and cultural landscape of the continent.

Continue Reading