"THE WHIPS OF GOD"
The Atila sword it caused
Atila descends from a
governing family of the hunos, nomadic town of Asian origin that invaded the
Europe of the Southeastern towards the 370 creating an enormous empire in
the following eighty years.
Before being born Atila, the
hunos reached the Danube River and agreed with Rome against the Germans of
In year 432, they had a main
caudillo, its uncle Rua or Rugila, whose death in year 434 Atila and its
Bleda brother happened to him, corregnantes that agreed to with the Empire
of East the duplication of the paid subsidies to Rugila.
Sword that I carry Atila
in its battles.
The eight first years,
Atila shared the power with its Bleda brother but in year 442 the own Atila,
with its sword, killed its brother to exert the government in solitaire
The figure of Atila will be
one of most famous between the invading towns of century V. The violence
whereupon acted would give rise to the famous phrases "Down the
helmets of its horse never grows grass" more;. . and "No is more
spilled blood, than by the sword of king Atila...…". One of his
first initiatives would be to unify the diverse tribes of hunos under its
control, moment at which decided to advance towards Europe.
Atila to backs of its
Then all the regions of the
north were occupied with the exception of the Scandinavian peninsula. The
success of these campaigns motivated that Atila directed its passages
towards the West to invade the Galias. The arrival from the hunos to the
regions of the north of the Roman Empire motivated the reaction of emperor
Valentiniano III who ordered to general Aecio the direction of the
resistance. Aecio organized to the Roman, frank troops and visigodas to
defeat to Atila in the battle of the Cataláunicos Fields (451)
Atila was overcome by first
and only time, and had to retire. Aecio allowed the hunos to retire The
following year until the Rin., partially recovered of its defeat, Atila
directed to its troops towards Italy, attacking most of the cities until
being based to the outskirts of Rome without Aecio could stop it, although
hambruna and the plague removed them from Italy.
Atila with its troops in
the direction of Italy.
The new emperor of East,
Martian, interrupted the payment of subsidies agreed by Teodosio II and when
in year 453, Atila was going to attack to him he died in the trip