The Visigoths

The Visigoths


Long ago before the middle ages the Goths were a tribe. The Goths split into to tribes later on in history and they where known as Ostrogoths and the Visigoths. The Visigoths were the western tribe and the Ostrogoths were the eastern tribe. The Ostrogoths settled in western Russia and the Visigoths tried to settle were the Hans were. The got tired from fighting the Hans, so they went and found a new place to live in. The place they found was owned by the Romans. They sent a messenger to ask the Emperor if they can stay in there borders and if you allow them, they will fight for Rome. The Emperor said yes. So they came over the border and settled in. King Alaric 1 had a dream that he was riding in the streets of Rome in a gold chariot. He started thinking that he can make this dream true.

He told his generals and captains the dream and that they are going to war with Rome. They all agreed to this and went to war. He said to the emperor that if you do give us the payment of 5,000 pounds of gold and 30,000 pounds of silver we will withdraw from Rome. The emperor said no and the people said lets get a new emperor to leaded us. The next emperor was very bad at ruling that the got throe the gates. They were able to capturer Rome in 408AD on the third invasion.

His dream came true and he ordered his men to take all the gold, silver, gems, and more. He also told them not to take the riches from the church. Alaric was crowned emperor and made thousands of romans bow and say that he is the greatest emperor in the land. Then Alaric made all the athletes preform in front of him. After six days in Rome, they departed with the riches of Rome. Alaric was on his way to Sicily when he died, and he rained for 16 years.

When he saw that he was going to die he commanded his chiefs to bury him in the river with the most valuable stuff they took from Rome.


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