Attila lost little time in seeking to take revenge for the unexpected blow which had been dealt him. He again came forward as the champion of the Augusta Honoria, claiming her as his affianced bride, and invaded Italy in the following year (A.D. 452). Continue reading “Huns in Italy – Death of Attila”
Since their entry into Europe the Huns had changed in some important ways their life and institutions. They were still a pastoral people; they did not learn to practise tillage; but on the Danube and the Theiss the nomadic habits of the Asiatic steppes were no longer appropriate or necessary. Continue reading “Justa Grata Honoria and Attila – The Hunnic Invasion of Gaul”
While Africa was being lost, Aetius was busily engaged in defending Gaul against the encroachments of the Salian Franks in the north, and the Visigoths and Burgundians in the south. Continue reading “The Anglo-Saxon Conquest of Britain – Attila the Hun”
A new enemy was on the horizon, an enemy of Teuton and Roman alike. The nomad hordes known to history as the Huns appeared in the reign of Emperor Valens west of the Caspian Sea, and swept over southern Russia. Continue reading “The historical importance of the westward movement of the Huns into Europe”
By Dr Charles Kadlec, Professor of Slavonic Law at the Charles University of Prague.
“While the Germans impressed their characteristic stamp on both the medieval and modern history of Western Europe, it was reserved for the Eastern Slavs, the Russians, to build a great empire on the borderlands of Europe and Asia. Continue reading “The (Eastern) Roman Empire and its northern neighbours (Alans, Goths, Huns, Bulgars, Avars, Turks)”
Aetius was the most powerful general in West (magister militum) from 433 until his death in 454. Continue reading “Aetius, the winner of the Catalaunian Fields – a quick view”