Found himself subordinated to Pippins two grandsons, who, being minccrs, were under the wardship of their grandmother Plectrude.
Pippins brother, the pious Carloman, became a monk in 747, and Pippin, now sole ruler of the kingdom, ordered Childeric also to cut off his royal locks; after which, being king in all but name, he adopted that title in 752.
The disappearance of Grippo, Pippins illegitimate brother, who, with the help of all the enemies of the FranksAlamanni, Aquitanians and P~th1e Bavarianshad disputed his power, now completed the 752.768.
Meanwhile Pippins Frankish kingdom, vast and powerful as it had been, was doubled.
The death of Grimoald had caused, the loss of this post, yet Ansegisus (Ansegisel), Arnulfs son and Pippins son-in-law, had continued to hold high office in the Austrasian palace; and about 680 his son, Pippin II., became master of Austrasia, although he had held no previous office in the palace.