Who exactly were the Visigoths?

They faced down the Romans and stood up to the barbarians

Stars Insider

29/05/24 | StarsInsider


The Visigoths were a Germanic tribe that in late antiquity harassed the Roman Empire to the point where Rome was sacked and its influence across Western Europe fatally eroded. The Goths' story is a complex one. They formed uneasy alliances with their enemies while quarreling with and murdering their own. Territory was won and then lost, and the threat from equally ambitious barbarian tribes—the Huns and the Franks—was ever present. Their own kingdom thrived. But powerful forces were gathering, ready to challenge the reign of the Visigoths. So, what happened next?

Click through and learn more about this extraordinary people and their place in history.

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