017 – Some silly Syracusans, some Saracens and Sicily, plus pirates

We leave the north for a while and take a look at Sicily. First we have a quick peak at the start of the Arab raids on the island in the early seventh century and then head back to the ninth when Sicily became an Arab Emirate.

009 – A crazy confusing conundrum of kings

In this episode we go through a rather confusing series of kings, so here is the list in case you are really diligent (to masochistic) and want to remember them:

Rothari (636 – 652)

Rodoald (652 – 653)

Aripert I (653 – 661)

Perctarit and Godepert (661 – 662)

Grimuald (662 – 671)

Garibald (671)

Perctarit (671 – 688) (restored from exile)

Alahis (688 – 689) rebel

Cunincpert (688 – 700)

Liutpert (700 – 701)

Raginpert (701)

Aripert II (701 – 712)

Ansprand (712)