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Battle of Adrianople | 381 AD-390 AD
The Battle of Adrianople shows the clear decline of Roman power, and Magnus Maximus becomes an unlikely Welsh folk hero.
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The infamous Battle of Adrianople – the pitched battle between the ad hoc Thervingi Goths under the banner of Fritigern – against the hasty Roman Emperor Valens. As a battle and greater war nobody wanted or ever thought they would have to fight; for the Romans the Battle of Adrianople goes down in the annals of Roman history along with Cannae and the Teutoburg Forest.
Battle of Adrianople: A Conflict That Was Completely Avoidable
The Battle of Adrianople and the greater war could have been resolved with a bloodless victory for the Romans and Thervingi Goths.
It speaks heavily to the rapidly declining abilities – and more importantly absence of wise leadership – for the Romans To say nothing of the sheer tenacity of the various Goths who came to the banner of Fritigern.
Magnus Maximus: The Roman Who Became The Welsh Legend Macsen Wledig
Magnus Maximus: a Roman general who later became emperor rising up in the British isles is truly astonishing. Magnus Maximus’s story became a folk legend in Wales of all places. It is an amazing story that only our resident Briton could possibly tell.
As promised, here is the link to the Welsh legend of one Macsen Wledig.
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