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Painting of Pepin the Short (AKA Pepin the Younger), son of Charles Martel and father of Charlemagne, being reconsecrated in Paris as King of the Franks by Pope Stephen II, after Pepin agreed to protect him and the Church from the Lombards and Muslims.

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