The Capetian monarchy was saved on its eastern front at Bouvines, in that same territory.
He is little less than the second founder of the Capetian dynasty.
He had become a great officer under the Carolingians, and he grew still greater under the Capetian sovereigns.
Then, at the end of the tenth century, began the feudal monarchy under the Capetian dynasty.
The chancellor in fact became so great that the Capetian kings, who did not forget the mayor of the palace, grew afraid of him.
The Capetian domain was, for the first time, the chief among the great feudal states of France, both in wealth and extent.
The kingdom of France is usually dated from the accession of the first of the Capetian kings, late in the tenth century, 987.
Charles turned so that his big Capetian nose was outlined against the iron-gray sky.
Not to be confounded with the Royal Provost, a king's officer, who in 1160 replaced the Capetian viscounts.
Among all the families of the king's secretaries, no person will be found to dispute the throne with this Capetian princess.