In this first ever crossover episode, we talk to Steve Guerra of the History of the Papacy podcast about the Lombards. This is part 1 of 2.
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.
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 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)
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