On December 25, 507, the bishop of Reims Rémi baptizes Clovis and three thousand of his warriors. It is because the priest is in good health! The King of the Franks is at the head of the line. In the front row of the audience, Queen Clotilde shines. It has been years that she has tanned him so that he throws his countless warrior gods into oblivion, for the benefit of the one, the only, the Christian God who is made only of love and charity. Hallelujah! Behind Clovis, his Frankish warriors stampede with impatience. In fact, if the day of the ceremony is indeed December 25, the year is not known exactly. The range goes from 496 to 511 with a small preference for the year 507.
We do not know the precise sequence of the ceremony either. We only know that Queen C …
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