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Landok, Langueduk

Languedoc is a historical region in southern France.

It was owned by Lancelot who made Sir Safir (Safere) the Earl of Languedoc in return for Safir’s support in the battles against King Arthur. It was also the home of Sir Phelot.

Languedoc | 0 to 700 AD

Roman Influence | 1st to 5th centuries AD
During the early centuries AD, the area that would become Languedoc was part of the Roman province of Gallia Narbonensis, with Narbo Martius (modern Narbonne) as one of its major cities. Romanization had a significant impact on the region’s culture and infrastructure. Roman roads, aqueducts, and towns were established.

Visigothic Rule | 5th to 8th centuries AD
With the decline of the Western Roman Empire, the Visigoths, a Germanic tribe, established a kingdom that included parts of southern France. Toulouse was their capital. The Visigothic Kingdom experienced periods of conflict and cooperation with the Eastern Roman Empire.

Frankish Conquest | 8th century AD
In the early eighth century, the Frankish king Pepin the Short, father of Charlemagne, defeated the Visigoths and incorporated the region into the Carolingian Empire. This marked the Frankish influence on the area, as it became part of the larger Carolingian realm.

Le Morte Darthur | Sir Thomas Malory, 1469-1470