In the second part of this miniseries we go from the time of king Rotari of the Lombards at the end of the seventh century to the fall of Bai and the end of the Byzantine presence in Italy.
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.
This episode is a recap of the first thirteen episodes that acts as a refresher before we move on to the Carolingian reign in Italy and the growing power of the papcy and the Holy Roman Empire
In this episode we look at one of the great Lombard kings: Liutprand and listen as their reign in Italy draws to a close with the Franks really starting to put the pressure on
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)
Perctarit (671 – 688) (restored from exile)
Alahis (688 – 689) rebel
Cunincpert (688 – 700)
Liutpert (700 – 701)
Aripert II (701 – 712)