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Known throughout history as the “Scourge of God,” Attila the Hun commanded one of the greatest mounted armies in history. Attila terrorized and controlled a vast area between Gaul and the Caspian Sea, and from Greece to northern Europe. His great reputation commanded tributes of more than a ton of gold a year from the Romans – a payment which insured that Attila would not attack Roman territories. When the Romans neglected to pay the tribute, Attila unleashed his wrath. In his 20 years of power, Attila was defeated only once.

For more information on Attila, visit the Attila the Hun and the Battle of Chalons site.