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2 08, 2017

Who were the Visigoths? Early Middle Ages

By |2019-09-17T11:35:48-07:00August 2nd, 2017|Medieval|2 Comments

Gold coin minted by King Euric,with the name of the Roman Emperor on it The Visigoths established a kingdom for themselves within the collapsing Roman Empire in 418 AD. They took over most of south-western France (Aquitaine), a very fertile area where many Romans lived. The Visigoths at first acted more or less as representatives of the Roman government. They [...]

2 08, 2017

Who was Ingundis? Visigothic Spain

By |2019-09-19T05:48:08-07:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|0 Comments

Gold coin of King Leovigild, the father-in-law of Ingundis A religious problem By the late 500s AD, the Visigoths were the only people in Europe who hadn't converted from Arianism to Catholicism. They were beginning to feel a little old-fashioned. Who were the Visigoths? What's Arianism? Early medieval timeline All our medieval Europe articles Who was Ingundis? [...]