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The Visigoths sack Rome – the fall of Rome

By |2018-04-25T10:02:23+00:00September 3rd, 2017|History, Romans|

A gold coin of the Roman empress Eudoxia, Arcadius' wife and the ruler of the Roman Empire Honorius and Arcadius When Theodosius died in 395 AD, he left the Roman Empire to his two sons, Honorius and Arcadius. Honorius took the West and Arcadius the East. But like other emperors who had been brought up at court, neither [...]

King Arthur’s Britain – Medieval history

By |2017-08-02T12:48:02+00:00August 2nd, 2017|History, Medieval|

Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon helmet (500s-600s AD, now in the British Museum) When Constantine III revolted in England in 406 AD and took all its Roman troops with him to France, that was really the end of Roman control in Britain. The British seem to have written to the Romans asking them to come help out in the 420s. They [...]