Lothar filius Adalberti
Jambe de Lion
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Lothar filius Adalberti's History
Lothar filius Adalberti was born in 755 just north of the city Marseilles. His father Adalbert and mother Rotrude were both nobles and owned a large piece of land. Servants who worked on the land were not paid but rather allowed to live on the land in return for their service. The family would travel to Marseilles once a week to sell crops. When Lothar was born he and his family served under the rule of Pepin the short until Pepin`s death in 768 then the Provencia (Provence) area was included in the division given to Pepinâ€™s oldest son Carloman. The rule of Provence changed hands yet again when Carloman died in 771 at which time his brother Charles the Great took rule of Carlomanâ€™s half of the land. All taxes used to be paid in solidi (solidus), a gold coin, with the semissis (half-solidi) and tremissis (one-third solidi). However, since there was a gold shortage in the area Pippin the short exchanged all gold coins for the usage of a new coin of silver called the denier and later the half-denier was introduced in the culture. Lothar was raised mainly by his mother who in turn served Adalbert and was master of the household while Adalbert was away. During his life at home Lothar learned to help with the crops, ride a horse, and most importantly how to pray and live morally under the rule of God. He was taught to welcome the poor and to be generous to those less fortunate and to repent all of his sins in an attempt to escape the second death and ascend into heaven. When Charles the Great took rule Lothar was 16 years of age and was ready to serve in the military two years later. The year 773 Lothar was trained and traveling with Charles the Greatâ€™s army from Geneva into Pavia. The city of Pavia fell in 774 in which Lothar was stationed in Saxonia for a long series of battles. Lotharâ€™s positions at the time of war include a sword, short lance, Francesca axe, armor, a shield, a horse, bag with rations, change of clothes and a bed roll. He survives off a pay of one denier a week, every Sunday he joins the rest of the army in prayer and worship (if they are not under siege).