By Simon MacDowall
However, this state of the Vandals and Alans quickly got here below severe strain from Rome’s Visigothic allies. In 429, less than their new king, Gaiseric, they crossed the straits of Gibraltar to North Africa. They fast overran this wealthy Roman province and confirmed a reliable country. Taking to the seas they quickly ruled the Western Mediterranean and raided Italy, famously sacking Rome itself in 455. finally, besides the fact that, they have been completely conquered by means of Belisarius in 533 and vanished from historical past. Simon MacDowall narrates and analyses those occasions, with specific specialise in the evolution of Vandal armies and conflict.
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