If you follow our twitter , you may have noticed a series of tweets over the past week about Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor who lived in the Eighth Century. This is a new concept, designed to celebrate the fact that there are only eight weeks left until the 2013 Abbey Medieval Festival. The plan is to feature one key Medieval figure a week until the 6th July, updating our twitter feed with multiple facts about each character. The first figure, obviously, is Charlemagne.
We have seven other key figures to showcase for you, including Joan of Arc, William the Conquerer, and Vlad the Impaler.
If there are any facts you’d like to share about the characters we feature, or you have a suggestion about a figure from the Middle Ages that you think would be fun to share, please let us know!