Who Were the Huns? | Ancient Roman History Review

The Huns were the major barbarian group that challenged the Roman Empire during its decline. They were known for their fine horsemanship and for being aggressive during battle. The Huns were able to conquer several areas/cities, but they never conquered Rome. However, the instability caused by the Huns weakened the Western Roman Empire and made it possible for the Germanic tribes to conquer Rome in 476. Soon after the death of their leader, Atilla, the Huns became very complacent and lost most of their territory.


The Roman Empire: The Huns
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