Charles Martel 688-741
Charles' nickname Martel means hammer. So we have an approximate idea of who
the key player was at the time.
Charles officially ruled
from 715 - 741. Unofficially, he also ruled
Charles was a member of the
Carolingian Dynasty. Charles' father was
Pepin II of Herstal.
In 732 at the
Battle of Tours (also called the Battle of Poitiers)
Charles helped Eudes, the duke of
defeat a Muslim invasion.