Attila the Hun: Leader of the Barbarian Hordes by Sean Stewart PriceFeatures:
- Opening quote by or about the featured villain/villainess
- Historical map, annotated with key locations from persons life
- A Wicked Web featuring allies and enemies
- Historical photos and etchings
- Boxes with additional information
- Photo documentaries: six to eight pages of photos and captions telling the persons life
- Timeline, glossary, additional sources
- Engaging narrative nonfiction written at a very accessible reading level
8 Famous Barbarian Leaders
Born into a noble family of the Germanic Cherusci tribe around 18 B. In the wake of the humiliating defeat—after which a crushed Varus fell on his own sword—the Romans withdrew behind the Rhine, and did not attempt any further invasions. Like other Celtic women, Boudica or Boadicea enjoyed greater liberty than many other women in the ancient world, and trained in fighting and weapons alongside the men of her tribe. With the Roman provincial governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus absent from the region, the defiant warrior queen led a rebellion of disgruntled Iceni and other tribes to victory over the Roman Ninth Legion. Paulinus soon returned, and his forces won a standoff at an unknown site. In the wake of that defeat, Boudica likely killed herself with poison.
To print the story please do so via the link in the story toolbar. They were expert thieves who swept into neighboring villages to steal money and riches. They raised sheep and cattle and often moved to great pastureland Land used as pasture. They were best known for their horsemanship. They used surprise to overwhelm their victims as they went to steal from them. After battle, Kings would pay the soldiers to ensure their loyalty. Like many other tribes, they mostly focused their attacks on the Roman empire, the richest tribe.
The wicked ways of some of the most ruthless rulers to walk the earth are revealed in these thrilling biographies about men and women so monstrous, they make Frankenstein look like a sweetheart. He was the symbol of the rise of barbarianism that brought down the Roman Empire. In fascinating detail, the book not only introduces Attila, but gives the backstory on what made the rise of the Huns possible. The exciting yet concise writing brings readers close to the battlefield, but the fighting and intrigue are neatly set against the sweep of history. One of the best things about this series is the care that has been taken with the design and format.
Describes the life of Attila, leader of the Huns, and his attempt to conquer the Roman Empire. He was the symbol of the rise of barbarianism that brought down the Roman Empire. In fascinating detail, the book not only introduces Attila, but gives the backstory on what made the rise of the Huns possible. The exciting yet concise writing brings readers close to the battlefield, but the fighting and intrigue are neatly set against the sweep of history. One of the best things about this series is the care that has been taken with the design and format. From the eye-catching covers to the solid maps and historical engravings and illustrations all made to look of a piece, even though they may be from different sources , the books have pick-me-up appeal.
Recommended Reading. Attila the Hun was one of the Roman Empire's most feared enemies. This book chronicles his life from his birth in to his death at home in his bed in During those 53 years, Attila and his army killed hundreds of thousands of Romans and Barbarians. The book ends asking the reader if Attila was really as bad.