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778 AD, The historic hero Roland, a nephew of Charlemagne, is set... News Photo17th Century,Animal,Battlefield,Black And White,Charlemagne,Conflict,Crowd,Dead Person,French Culture,Guarding,Heroes,History,Horse,Human Interest,Illustration Technique,King - Royal Person,Nephew,Outdoors,People,Protection,Pyrenees,Roncesvalles - Spain,Royalty,Saracens F.C.,Spain,Sword,Vertical,Violence,War,WeaponPhotographer Collection: Hulton Royals Collection 778 AD, The historic hero Roland, a nephew of Charlemagne, is set upon by the Saracens while guarding the pass at Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees. He is depicted wielding the sword Durandel and carrying the horn Oliphant. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)