Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
Directed by Robert Gardner, Barbarians, Part 1: The Huns was original broadcast on The History Channel in January of 2004. The program is narrated by Clancy Brown. This part focuses on the Huns, who battled the Roman Empire in the fifth century. Roman General Aetius was a hostage of the Huns as a child. Learning much about his enemy as a prisoner of war, Aetius eventually battles the ruthless Attila the Hun. Honoria, the Roman Emperor's sister, secretly offers her hand in marriage to Attila and, along with it, half of the Roman Empire as her dowry. But the Emperor quickly puts a stop to her plans, and in 451, the Huns and the Romans fight each other in the Battle of Chalons. Although somewhat victorious, the highly ranked Huns are ultimately killed off by disease, including the fierce Attila.
Asian [nationality], barbarian, battle [war], conquest, destruction, military, nomad, pillaging, re-enactment, strategy, terror, tribe, violence, weapons