In 743 the Frankish mayors of the palace, the brothers Pepin the Short and Carloman, marched against Odilo of Bavaria, who was nominally a Frankish subject. Carloman then turned north towards Saxony, which had ceased to pay the annual tribute of cows which the Franks had extorted first in the sixth century, and conquering the castrum of Ho(o)hseoburg forced the Saxon duke Theoderic to surrender at a placitum held at that same place.
The brothers invaded Saxony again the next year (744) and Theoderic was captured.
Italy in the Twilight of the Empire: The Decline of Roman Law and Culture under Theoderic the Great (C. 493-526)
Dec 22, 2010; By the beginning of the sixth century Italy had long been in a period of decline. As early as the third century the peninsula was...