Sword of Attila – The sword of Attila the Hun, said to have been sent by the gods. This is the sword used by Attila the Hun, Leader of the Huns from 434 to 453 AD. He ruled the Hun Empire which stretched from Germany to the Ural River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea. According to reports from the Roman historian, Priscus, the sword came to Attila by miraculous means.
370s–469 The Hunnic Empire under Attila. Throughout their raids on the Eastern Roman Empire, the Huns had maintained good relations with the Western Empire, and in particular with Flavius Aetius, a powerful Roman general. However, this all changed in 450 when Honoria, sister of the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian III, sent Attila a ring and requested his help to escape her betrothal to a senator. Attila claimed her as his bride and half the Western Roman Empire as dowry.
Attila the Hun (R. over the Huns from 434-453). With his brother Bleda, Attila succeeded his uncle, and became sole king in 445. Attila was the scourge of both the Eastern and Western halves of the Roman Empire. Told the Romans he would leave them alone if they paid enough gold; invaded when they didn’t. Invaded Italy after Honoria begged for his help getting out of an unwanted marriage, claiming he was now betrothed to the princess. Died shortly thereafter.
Part II. Attila the Hun (c.403? - 453 AD) He was brought up as a barbarian hostage at the court of the emperor Honorius. Attila knew the Roman world. On several occasions he assaulted the Roman Empire. In 451, Flavius Aetius defeated Attila and the Huns at the Battle of Chalons. In 453 Attila died from a burst blood vessel; the Hun Empire collapsed.