Desideria, daughter of the Lombard king, was married to the Frankish king Charlemagne in 771 as a peace offering on the request of his mother Bertrada. King Desiderius went on that year to invade Rome and take Papal territory from Pope Hadrian I, who appealed to Charlemagne for aid. The first thing he did was divorce and return his wife. He invaded Italy in 773 and conquered the Lombard kingdom completely in 774, sending Desiderius, Desideria, and the whole family to monasteries.
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