With his conversion to Christianity and a string of victories, Clovis laid the foundations of France

Currier, John
October 2005
Military History;Oct2005, Vol. 22 Issue 7, p10
This article offers a look at the military career of Clovis, King of Frank. As he became more powerful, orthodox Catholics targeted him for conversion. What convinced the Frankish king to seek help from Clotild's god was the prospect of certain defeat at the hands of the Alemanni, a tribe of fierce Germanic warriors who had set their sights on Gaul. While Clovis went south, he sent half of his men, under the command of his son, Theuderic, east to Arles, on a campaign to finish the Visigoths and secure Gaul to the Mediterranean. His consequent victory led him to accept the Catholic religion.


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