Honoria c.420 – 454 A.D.

History really does repeat itself. Although the anecdote of Licinia Eudoxia calling on Gaiseric to come rescue her is more dramatic (and this having disastrous results for Italy and Rome in particular), the feat had first been done just a couple of years before by Honoria, the sister of Valentinian III. It seems Valentinian arranged a political marriage between her and some influential Senator. But no one bothered to get her consent in the deal and she rushed an emissary to none other than Attila the Hun. Attila wasted no time in coming to the rescue of his damsel in distress. Of course, it was a perfect...

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