They were the dreaded forces on the fringes of "civilization," the bloodthirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized the people of Europe. They were the barbarians, and their names still evoke images of cruelty and chaos. But what do we really know of these legendary warriors? From the frigid North Sea to the Russian steppes, this ambitious series tells the fascinating stories of four of the most fabled groups of fighters in history, tracing 1,000 years of conquest and adventure through inspired scholarship and some of the most extensive reenactments ever filmed.

The Franks
The Franks again come from Germania and raid, conquer and settle throughout Gaul (France). Again the Franks are known as fierce warriors and are united under a king. A legendary King who was said to be half man and half god. His Father was believed to be a sea god. This line of kings would become known as the Merovingian dynasty.

Film Duration: 45 min