Catalaunian Fields

Catalaunian Fields

 

(in Latin, Campi Catalaunici), a plain in northeastern France, named for the city of Catalaunum, present-day Chálons-sur-Marne. In the second half of June, a.d. 451, the “battle of the peoples” was fought west of the present-day city of Troyes. In the battle the Roman troops (under the command of Aetius) and their Germanic allies, the Visigoths, Burgundians, Franks, Alani, and other tribes, defeated the Huns, led by Attila. This stopped the advance of the Huns into Europe and led to the collapse of their “empire.”

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And Bryan Cooper, above, on the mark for Gigginstown House Stud on Argentino and Savello since his return from injury last week, should double-up on Fill Your Hands and Catalaunian Fields in the maiden hurdles.
Bury placed closer to Troyes) whose name has come down to us as Chalons or the Catalaunian Fields, Attila decided to make his stand.
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