The History of the Barbarians’s Podcast
Invasion of Italy part one- Episode 23

Invasion of Italy part one- Episode 23

April 1, 2019

Alaric and the Visigoths take advantage of a distracted Stilicho and Western Empire to invade Italy. The Goths will meet the Romans in battle and force the Romans to move their capital city to Ravenna. 

The Birth of the Visigoths-Episode 22

The Birth of the Visigoths-Episode 22

March 19, 2019

We follow Alaric's rise to King of the Visigoths, his 2nd rebellion against Rome, his 2nd and 3rd escape from death at the hands of Rome, and their subsequent treaty. We also take a look at the actions of a couple of interesting Barbarians involved in our timeline named Gainas, Eudoxia, Frivatta and Tribigild.

A Gothic Tragedy-Episode 21

A Gothic Tragedy-Episode 21

February 15, 2019

The Goths suffer through a series of traumatic events, from the Battle of Frigidus to the first plundering expedition of the Huns in the winter of 394-395 C.E. These will culminate in the birth of the people we call the Visigoths. 

Settling In-Episode 20

Settling In-Episode 20

January 27, 2019

The Goths settle into their new role as foederati within Rome. We get an update on Goths throughout the empire and introduce two famous barbarians. 

Gothic War-Episode 19

Gothic War-Episode 19

January 6, 2019

The later half of the Gothic War 379-382 C.E. includes new emperors, intrigue, political posturing, military stalemate, and a whole lot of plundering and looting by the Goths. 

The Battle of Adrianople Part 4: The Aftermath-Episode 18

The Battle of Adrianople Part 4: The Aftermath-Episode 18

December 19, 2018

The aftermath of the Battle of Adrianople. Included in this week's episode are the movements of both the Gothic and Romans after the death of Valens.

The Battle of Adrianople Part 3 The Battle-Episode 17

The Battle of Adrianople Part 3 The Battle-Episode 17

December 2, 2018

Fritigern and his Goths meet the Emperor of Rome in a battle that will be remembered by history. 

Battle of Adrianople part 2-Episode 16

Battle of Adrianople part 2-Episode 16

November 18, 2018

A look at the last decisions that push the Goths and the Romans into the epic Battle of Adrianople in 378 C.E.

Battle of Adrianople part 1-Episode 15

Battle of Adrianople part 1-Episode 15

November 8, 2018

We look at the make up of the Gothic and Roman armies prior to the Battle of Adrianople.

 

Impending Doom-Episode 14

Impending Doom-Episode 14

October 23, 2018

A look at the final maneuverings and key players of the lead up to the Battle of Adrianople. Included is Fritigern's rebellion, Rome's emperors Gratien and Valens, and Greuthungi leaders Aletheus and Saphrax.