If Hugh Capet dispossess the legitimate heir of Charlemagne, he becomes the root of a race of heroes.
From the reign of Hugh Capet each King had his particular seal-ring.
They say his ghost haunts Noyon, and was always there whenever a king was crowned, or elected—as Hugh Capet was.
Hugh Capet had been first of the feudal nobility; but from thenceforth he laboured to be “every inch a king.”
In the political events connected with the rise of Hugh Capet, he was again brought into prominence.
It has been shown how insignificant and inert, as sovereigns, were the first three successors of Hugh Capet.
Among the latter is Hugh Capet, whose red head is seen far in near the steps.
This completes the survey of the countries over which Hugh Capet and his immediate successors strove to rule.
Hugh Capet, the chief of the feudal nobles, was chosen to wear the crown as delegate and representative of the rest.
Hugh Capet, however, was the successful candidate and war broke out.