007 – Living with the Lombards

In this episode we see how the Lombards start to settle down and get to know the neighbourhood and the troublesome neighbours as they go through an interregnum of the Dukes before they get back to electing a king and bashing the Byzantines

 

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The map is courtesy of Professor Anna Bellini’s class

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006 – Here come the Lombards

In this episode we have  a quick look at the brief period of Byzantine rule before the arrival of the Lombards in 568 and then we look at their invasion of Italy and hear a bit of juicy royal gossip.