The Saxons


In the darkest days of the Roman Empire, a barbarian horde rises up to claim a land of its own. Hungry for power, fiercely pagan, they come as raiders, but their name endures, etched on the land itself. The thunder of their conquest echoes across a continent. They are the Saxons, the warrior kings, who live for glory and gold. Their strongholds stretch along the North Sea, pirating on both sides of the Channel.

This History Channel documentary series, Barbarians 2, tells the fascinating stories of four of the most fabled groups of fighters in history, the Saxons, the Lombards, the Franks, the Vandals, tracing 1,000 years of conquest and adventure through inspired scholarship and some of the most extensive reenactments ever filmed.