047 – Bye bye Byzantines – The end of Byzantine Italy part 1

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.

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012 – Here come the Franks

In this episode the Franks make their definitive entrance into Italy and the existence of the Lombard kingdom hangs in the balance. We take a look at how the events really went and then go back, following the story of Alessandro Manzoni’s “Adlechi” to see a juicier version of the events.