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The series Barbarians tells the story of a barbaric tribe that lived during the Middle Ages. The show details their daily living, the fighting between different groups, the social structures, and how this tribe came to an end. Some of the tribes covered include the Mongols and the Vikings.

Barbarians is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on July 2, 2009.

Barbarians is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Barbarians on demand atApple TV+, Amazon Prime, History Vault online.

A&E
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
July 2, 2009
History
7.9/10
Cast: Terry Jones, Peter Heather
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Barbarians Full Episode Guide

  • The skilled Lombard king, Liutprand, faces both Roman & Frankish attacks as he vies for supremacy on the crowded Italian peninsula--a sacred land torn between political, religious & barbarian powers.

  • A legendary leader said to be half man, half monster, Merovius descends upon Gaul, setting the stage for his sons' conquest over both Roman and Visigoth armies with savage destruction.

  • The brutal Saxons take advantage of a tyrant king's foolish invitation and make their way deep into an island ripe for conquest, facing the Christians in battle for power and land.

  • The Vandals infiltrate the Roman borders in northern Gaul and sweep into Spain, making their name synonymous with lawless destruction, looting, and terror.

  • Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombards as they vie for supremacy on the crowded Italian peninsula, fending off both Roman and Frankish attacks. In the war of tribe against tribe, where the Lombards sever the heads and steal the women of their defeated foes, we travel with the brutal Lombard leader, Alboin, as he breaks through the Roman defenses, surrounds The Eternal City, and forces a captured foe's wife to drink from her slain father's skull.

  • Witness the birth of a barbarian empire as the Franks, led by Merovich--the legendary warrior said to be half-man, half-monster--descend upon Gaul, cutting a swath of devastation and conquering both the Roman and Visigoth armies. Merovich's grandson Clovis wins his supremacy through treachery and murder, choosing to renounce his pagan ways only when it seems that the Christian god grants him greater success on the battlefield.

  • Wielding the mighty battle-axe and the deadly long knife known as the sax--from whence they derive their name--this Germanic tribe was considered especially warlike and ferocious. The island of Britain was ripe for conquest, and the opportunistic Saxons took full advantage. Watch them ravage the British coast, destroy Roman defenses and plunder monasteries in an orgy of pagan worship, then turn to confront their barbarian brothers in a bloody battle for power and land.

  • Their name has become synonymous with lawless destruction. Ranging far from their roots in Germany, these power-hungry pagans swept through Spain, then across North Africa, and eventually to the gates of Rome itself. Through sneak attacks and cunning tactics--including the largest-ever sea-borne movement of barbarian peoples--they succeeded in facing down the awesome military might of the Roman Empire, leaving a trail of looting and terror in their wake.

  • Rising out of the East in the 4th and 5th centuries, the Huns were known for their horsemanship and skill in warfare. Led by the legendary Attila, "the Scourge of God," their military prowess led to the creation of the Great Wall of China and brought the Roman Empire to the brink of destruction. Ultimately, only malaria could bring an end to their reign of terror, as Attila, on his wedding night, drowned in his own blood.

  • Employing terror and a style of warfare so revolutionary it still inspires military strategists today, the Mongols built the largest empire the world had ever seen. Led by the savage and brilliant Genghis Khan, and later Tamerlane, whose cruelty far exceeded his predecessor's, the Mongols eventually succumbed to their own greed and ambition.

  • Terrorized by the Huns, these once peaceful farmers sought refuge in the Roman Empire, only to find themselves forced into starvation. Under the leadership of a noble named Aleric, they banded together and systematically battled their way to Rome, eventually capturing the capital. But in the end, it was the Goths who kept the art and culture of the Romans alive.