The son of Charles Martel and his successor. He thought the time had come to legalize the regal power exercised by the "mayors of the palace". He turned to the Pope for a ruling stipulating that whoever had the actual power should be the legal ruler. He got what he wanted. In 751 Boniface, the great English missionary among the Germans crowned Pepin the king of the Franks. Three years later the Pope himself crossed the Alps and personally anointed Pepin as the Chosen of the Lord.
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