Philip II Augustus Becomes Last King of the Franks & First King of France Hot

Philip II Augustus Becomes Last King of the Franks & First King of France

Philip II Augustus

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Philip II Augustus becomes the last king of the Franks and the first king of France. One of the most successful of all medieval French rulers, he will transform Paris into one of the greatest cities of Europe, especially when it comes to scholarship and learning.

Philip Augustus also expands influence and power of the French monarchy over more and more territory in what will be modern France.

Philip II Augustus will be one of the leaders of the Third Crusade, fighting alongside Richard the Lionheart of England who will otherwise be his rival in Europe.

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