We take a look back at the Byzantine presence in Italy, from the Gothic War in 535 up to the start of the seventh century.
We finish off the last of th Carolingians in Italy and take a look at the feudal system they brought with them into the county.
An interview with Dario Pedrazzini on the daily lives of the Lombards at the time of king Rothari from his book on the topic. He collaborates with “Res Bellica”, a company that produces equipment for historical re-enactments. You can have a look at their products at:
In this episode we see Agilulf and Theodelinda off the stage and after a few more kings we get to Rothari and his historical edict
Images by Christina Tisi from “La Vita Quotidiana dei Longobardi ai tempi di re Rotar” (Daily life of the Lombards at the time of king Rothari) by Dario Pedrazzini. Buy it on Amazon
In this episode we see how the war between the Ostrogoths in Italy and the imperial forces of Byzantium continues from 540 and reaches it’s end in 552.