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Long road ahead

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With reports that the Saxons were revolting against Frankish rule in Saxony and the invasion of Spain achieving little, the Carolingia­n army marched towards the Roncevaux Pass to return home. As they made their way, Charlemagn­e ordered his troops to destroy the defensive walls at Pamplona to prevent the Basques from using them in a retaliatio­n attack.

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