Late Antiquity

Modern restoration of the fresco containing the Christian symbol of the Chi Rho from the Roman Villa at Lullingstone, now at the British Museum, London.

383 AD: The Start of the End for Roman Britain. The Roman Empire's withdrawal from Britain marked a new era in British history.

King Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey de Bouilon. La Manta

The end of Roman rule in Britain started in 383 AD, which marked the transition from Roman Britain to post-Roman Britain.

The Portonaccio Sarcophagus - V: Barbarians by Egisto Sani

The barbarian kingdoms were monarchies in western Europe that formed in the wake of the fall of the Western Roman Empire. 

Alaric I (r. 394-410 CE) was a Gothic military commander who is famous for sacking Rome in 410 CE, which was the first time the city had been sacked in over 800 years.

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The Sacking of Rome in 410 CE was undertaken by the Visigoths led by Alaric. At that time, Rome was no longer the capital of the Western Roman Empire,

So-called “Grande Ludovisi” sarcophagus, with battle scene between Roman soldiers and Germans. The main character is probably Hostilian, Emperor Decius' son (d. 251 AD). Proconnesus marble, Roman artwork, ca. 251/252 AD.

The tragic Roman defeat at Adrianople was fought between an Eastern Roman army and Gothic rebels spelt the demise of the Empire.

Cole Thomas The Course of Empire Destruction 1836 (Hero Image)

A timeline that marks the events leading towards the fall of the western Roman empire that started in 235 AD and ended in 476 AD

Cole Thomas The Course of Empire Destruction 1836

The Western Roman empire, that existed for more than a millennium, fell within a span of a hundred years in 476 AD. The Dark Ages followed!

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