But in doing so she breathed a silent prayer, and resolved that the unpardonable insult should be washed out in Alboin's blood.
Since the invasion of Alboin, Italy had groaned under 37 a complication of evils.
The Longobard conquest under Alboin forced on the process of driving the older inhabitants into the cities.
Alboin had divided his dominion into many little states and dukedoms.
With him was associated another patriot, Alboin, Duke of Eastphalia.
With the two united, Alboin invaded Italy and conquered all the North.
He was writing in the year 595, and he reckons from the descent of Alboin in 568.
Ticinum (Pavia), the one place which had obstinately resisted Alboin, became the seat of their kings.
Alboin the Lombard could do it, though not under such fearful disadvantages.
In 584 they chose Authari, the grandson of Alboin, and endowed the royal domain with a half of their possessions.