Thursday, April 5, 2012

Twitter Ye Not - Attila the Hun

Twitter Ye Not - Attila the Hun

A regular piece for the Daily Mail Weekend magazine about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology.

On the 7th April in 451, Attila the Hun captured Metz in the Lorraine region of ancient Gaul. It was the furthest wes the Hun army - said to contain half a million men - would ever reach. Here, we imagine the Twitter reaction to Attila's advance on the western Roman Empire.

On the one side fiery Attila, facing him the Roman general Flavius Aetius, perhaps a little too old for that skirt. Behind these mighty warriors the city of Divodurum, the Roman's name for Metz, burns away. According to records only one small chapel remained after the blaze.

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