- Oct 2012
- Des Moines, Iowa
In 632, the Merovingian king Dagobert I installed his infant son Sigibert as king in Austrasia. Was this some kind of concession to the nobility of Austrasia, or an attempt by Dagobert to win them over to his cause? What exactly did the Austrasian elites gain from having an infant Merovingian as their own king?