The Battle of Tertry was an important engagement in Merovingian Gaul between the forces of Austrasia on one side and those of Neustria and Burgundy on the other. The Merovingians (also Merovings) were a Salian Frankish dynasty that came to rule the Franks in a region (known as Francia in Latin Gaul (Gallia was the Roman name for the region of Western Europe comprising present day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Austrasia (rarely Austria, both meaning "eastern land" formed the north-eastern portion of the Kingdom of the Merovingian Franks, comprising The territory of Neustria or Neustrasia, meaning "new land" originated in 511 made up of the regions from Aquitaine to the English Channel, Burgundy (Bourgogne Burgund is a region historically situated in modern-day France and Switzerland, inhabited in turn by Celts ( Gauls) It took place in 687 at Tertry, near Péronne in modern France. Events By Place Europe King Theuderic III of Neustria is defeated by Pepin of Herstal, Mayor of the Palace Tertry is a commune in the Somme département in the Picardie region of France. This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
The powerful Austrasian mayor of the palace, Pepin of Heristal, had concluded peace with his Neustrian counterpart, Waratton, in 681. Mayor of the Palace was an early medieval Title and Office, also called Majordomo, from the Latin title Maior domus ("superior Pepin (also Pippin, Pipin, or Peppin) of Herstal (c 635 &ndash 16 December 714) was the Mayor of the Palace Waratton, Waratto, or Warato (died 686 was the Mayor of the palace of Neustria and Burgundy on two occasions owing to the deposition Events By Place Byzantine Empire The Bulgars win the war with the Byzantine Empire; the latter signs a peace treaty which However, Waratton's successors had renewed the conflict between Austrasia and Neustria which was common in times of disunion: though the Frankish realm was then united under Theuderic III, who inherited Austrasia in 679. Theuderic III (or Theuderich, Theoderic, or Theodoric; in French, Thierry) (654 – 691 was the king of Neustria (including Events By Topic Religion Adamnan becomes Abbot of the monastery on Iona. The king, born and raised in Neustria and a Neustrian at heart, and the nobles of Neustria and Burgundy, under their mayor, Berthar, invaded Austrasia territory. Berthar was the Mayor of the palace of Neustria and Burgundy from 686 to 687 Berthar and Theuderic were routed at Tertry and the Austrasians had the field. Their supremacy vindicated on a battlefield, the victors forced Berthar out of office and Pepin appointed Nordebert to act on his behalf in Neustria and Burgundy. Norbert or Nordebert (d697 was the Duke of Burgundy and Count of Paris in the last quarter of the seventh century The king was forced to recognise Pepin's mayorship over the entire realm in exchange for remaining sole king.
The legacy of the battle was the further diminution of royal authority, for once again a Merovingian had been definitively defeated in battle; the supremacy of Austrasia over the rest of the realm, characterised by later conquests to the east and the Aachen-centred Carolingian Empire; the undisputed right to rule of the Arnulfing clan, Pepin even taking the title of dux et princeps Francorum; and, finally, the personal gains to Pepin, who "reigned," as one chronicle put it, thereafter over all the Franks for 27 more years. ( Ripuarian: Oche, Dutch: Aken, Spanish: Aquisgrán, Italian: Aquisgrana, French, Carolingian Empire is a historiographical term sometimes used to refer to the realm of the Franks under the Carolingian dynasty. The Pippinids or Arnulfings are the members of a family of Frankish nobles whose select scions served as Mayor of the Palace, de facto rulers of the Frankish kingdoms