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By Charles L. Mee Jr.

While Pope Leo rode out of Rome in 452 to fulfill Attila the Hun, he had no palms, no military, no bodyguards, no nice retinue of ambassadors and advisers. just a couple of churchmen and lesser officers of the enfeebled and fading Roman Empire followed him.

Attila got here to the come upon major a wide, well-armed, battle-hardened military of Huns on horseback. Having plundered northern Italy, they have been on their means south with the obvious goal of sacking Rome. Leo needed to persuade Attila to spare the heart of Western civilization.

Here, during this essay through award-winning historian Charles L. Mee Jr. is the incredible tale of that fateful stumble upon and its aftermath.

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