. This Day In History – April 7, 451 AD – Attila The Hun Plunders Metz In Northeastern France « JO LEE MAGAZINE

onthisday.com – In 450 AD the Western Emperor Valentinian’s sister, Honoria, sent her engagement ring to Attila along with a request to save her from an unwanted arranged marriage. Attila took Honoria at her word and immediately demanded half of the empire as dowry and marched towards Rome. He was only defeated by the combined forces of the Roman army and the Visigoths in the bloody Battle of the Catalaunian Plains in 451 in which the Visigothic leader Theodoric I was killed. Attila died just two years later while invading Italy, dying on his wedding night to one of his many brides. The Hunnish empire fell apart just a few years later…

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