Charlemagne orders the execution of about 4000 Saxon hostages and imposed Christianity on the remainder. Saxony becomes a province of the Frankish empire.
Editors. "Massacre of Verden". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009; last revised 30 November -1.
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