By Charles L. Mee Jr.
When Pope Leo the good rode out of Rome in 452 A.D. to satisfy Attila the Hun, he had no palms, no military, no armor, no bodyguards, no nice retinue of ambassadors and advisers, enhance males and quarter experts. He went out simply with a number of fellow churchmen using along him and 2 lesser officers of the enfeebled and fading Roman Empire.
Attila got here to the come upon on the head of a giant, well-armed, battle-hardened military of Huns on horseback. the 2 males met simply because Attila and his fans, having plundered the northern Italian peninsula, have been on their means south, with the obvious purpose of sacking Rome. Leo's activity used to be to cajole Attila to not plunder and burn the guts of Western civilization.
Here, during this short-form ebook through award-winning writer Charles L. Mee, Jr., is wonderful tale of that fateful stumble upon and its aftermath.