On this day: the Sack of Rome

On the 2nd of June, 455, Rome was sacked by Vandals. Allegedly inspired by a broken betrothal between Vandal Huneric and the Roman Emperor’s daughter Eudocia (as Eudocia was only five at the time and too young to marry), the East Germanic Vandals, who by then had a kingdom in North Africa, set sail for Rome.

As with most events this far in the past, the severity of this sacking is widely debated by historians.

Genseric sacking Rome

 Genseric Sacking Rome 2nd June 455