The massacre of the Burgundians in 437 became the historical backdrop for the Middle High German epic poem, The Nibelungenlied.


Burgundian Massacre: the Story of the Nibelungenlied

by William E. Welsh

When the Huns swept through the plains of northern Europe in spring 451 on their way to what would become one of the decisive battles of Late Antiquity, the Frankish peoples could do little to resist the swarming bands of horsemen who showed no mercy to anyone in their path. Read more