In 599 AD, as 12,000 Byzantine soldiers were taken prisoners by the Avars in the Balkan Peninsula, Emperor Maurice refused to pay ransom and all of the soldiers were executed. Maurice’s failure to buy back his soldiers made him very unpopular among the Byzantine troops.
In 600 AD, after rapidly growing and expanding, the Germanic and Slavic people began colonizing the Balkan.
In Italy, after ending the 30 years of Lombard terror back in 598, Rome continued as a part of the Byzantine Empire (the Roman Empire.) The Italian mainland was divided into independent cities and duchies (territory ruled by a duke or duchess,) while the Lombards ruled northern Italy.
King Agilulf of the Lombards and Queen Theodelinda built a palace complex at Monza, northeast of Milan.
In northern Europe, according to the Ynglinga saga by Snorri Sturluson, king Ingvar of Sweden invaded Adalsysla (modern-day Lääne County in Estonia), but was killed by the locals.
In Neustria, King Chlothar II was defeated by his nephews, Theudebert II and Theuderic II, at Dormelles.
It was also said that “smallpox” arrived in Western Europe for the first time. As for the symptoms of smallpox, they are from separation conflicts (mental trauma) or acute poisoning, resulting in detoxification throughout the skin. It’s not a contagious disease, as such things do not exist in nature or we all would be long dead, instead the lie of contagion is the fear-mongering invention of man.
In Britannia, Augustine of Canterbury converted Æthelberht of Kent to Catholic Christianity, slowly letting the Roman Catholic Church infiltrate Britain and rule it from the shadows.
In 601 AD, a Byzantine army under command of Peter, brother of Emperor Maurice, defeated and drove back the Avars close to the Tisza River.
In Europe, while the Franks, Merovingians and Carolingians successively had control over their lands, strong separate and feudal lords had slowly risen in power and gained the allegiance of the people.
Also, the invention of the plow by the Slavs increased “food” production in northern and western Europe.
In Spain, Liuva II, age 18, succeeded his father Reccared I as king of the Visigoths.
In 602 AD, after several years of war, Emperor Maurice finally succeeded in winning over the Avars to Byzantine rule, although his popularity was waning and due to all his campaigns against the Avars, the Lombards, and the Slavs, the imperial treasury was almost empty. As a desperate measure, Maurice increased the taxes and also ordered his troops to stay for the winter beyond the Danube and make do with the scraps they could find. As a result, a munity broke out and after negotiations, the Byzantine forces returned home to Constantinople.
However, due to all his previous transgressions and the increases in taxes, a civil war broke out as Maurice returned home.
Maurice was captured trying to escape and was forced to witness the execution of his five sons and all his supporters. Maurice was later executed by beheading after a 20-year reign. His wife, Constantina, and his three daughters were spared and sent to a monastery. Phocas, the leader of the rebellion, was proclaimed the new emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
At the end of the year, as the news of Maurice’s execution reached the Sasanian/Persian King Khosrau II, he launched an offensive against Constantinople to avenge his friend’s death. Meanwhile, Narses, governor of Upper Mesopotamia, rebelled against Phocas at the city of Edessa and requests aid from the Persians.
In Spain, King Liuva II appointed Witteric as commander-in-chief of the Visigoth army, and he was tasked with expelling the Byzantines from Hispania.
In 603 AD, instead of driving out the Byzantines, Witteric, counting on the support of the nobles, attacked the royal palace in Toledo and had King Liuva II executed. Witteric then proclaimed himself as the new king of the Visigoths.
In northern Italy, by the influence of his wife Theodelinda and the priesthood of Rome, King Agilulf of the Lombards abandoned Arianism for Catholicism. Thus, all of Italy was once again under the influence and manipulation of the Roman Catholic Church.
King Agilulf, and his son Adaloal, were baptized in the Cathedral of Monza, where later the Iron Crown of Lombardy was installed (one of the oldest royal insignias of Catholic “Christendom.”)
Also, northern Italy was divided between the Lombard duchies of Brescia and Bergamo.
In Britannia, the Battle of Degsastan was fought were King Æthelfrith of Northumbria defeated the combined forces of the Strathclyde Britons and Scots under Áedán mac Gabráin; establishing the supremacy of the Angles in the northern part of what would become known as the British Isles.
In 604 AD, the Avars regrouped after they were almost destroyed. Together with the Slavs they began pillaging throughout the Byzantine provinces, west and south of the Danube. Due to the new Persian-Byzantine war, Emperor Phocas had very few imperial troops available to defend the Balkan Peninsula.
Meanwhile, King Khosrau II captured the Byzantine positions east of the Euphrates and the Persians destroyed many cities in the Levant region during their advances.
In Britannia, Æthelfrith of Northumbria invaded Deira and killed their king Æthelric. Also, Sæbert succeeded his father Sledd as king of Essex. Upon his coronation, he was persuaded to convert to Catholic “Christianity” through the intervention of his uncle, King Æthelberht of Kent.
Also, later in the year, King Æthelberht of Kent founded St. Paul’s Cathedral. Mellitus was appointed the first Catholic Saxon bishop of London and Essex.
In Rome, Pope Gregory I died after a 14-year reign. He had laid the foundations which claimed papal absolutism (monarchy/dictatorship) and pioneered the conversion of Britain to Roman Catholicism and enunciated what would come to be known as the “seven deadly sins”.
In 605 AD, pressured from several fronts, Emperor Phocas recognized Agilulf as king of the Lombards and paid him a tribute and signed a peace treaty. Phocas also withdrew the Byzantine armies from the Balkan Peninsula.
In Britannia, King Æthelfrith annexed the neighboring kingdom of Deira (Northern England.) The region between the Forth and Humber rivers would hereafter be known as Northumbria, the most powerful of the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.
In 608 AD, Heraclius the Elder, exarch of Africa, and his son (also Heraclius) revolted against Emperor Phocas, whose regime in Constantinople had become unpopular and violent.
After a few years of recovery, King Khosrau II continued his war against Phocas and invaded Armenia, where he raided deep into Anatolia through the Byzantine provinces of Cappadocia, Phrygia, Galatia, and Bithynia.
Also, the observance of the very satanic Halloween within the Roman Catholic Church was recorded in writing for the first time.
In 609 AD, a Byzantine army sent to Alexandria to fight the revolt instigated by Heraclius was defeated by Nictas, the cousin of Heraclius.
In 610 AD, Heraclius arrived with a fleet from Africa at Constantinople. Assisted by an uprising in the capital, he overthrew and personally beheaded Emperor Phocas. Heraclius the younger gained the throne with help from his father Heraclius the Elder. His first major act was to change the official language of the Byzantine Empire, aka., the Eastern Roman Empire, from Latin to Greek.
In Europe, the Avars invaded the Duchy of Friuli, an important ‘buffer zone’ between the Kingdom of the Lombards in northern Italy and the Slavs.
Meanwhile, in Spain, King Witteric was assassinated during a banquet at Toledo by a faction of Catholic nobles. He was succeeded by Gundemar, the duke of Narbonne, who became the new king of the Visigoths in Hispania.
In what is now present-day European Russia, The Volga Bulgaria arose as the first civilization in the region from the Early Slavs.
In Arabia, Muhammad, the alleged Islamic prophet, at 40 years old, began to preach a religion which would be called Islam. Again, as explained in the lasty part, the Saturn Cult in Persia became the Saturn-Moon cult of Islam (meaning ‘submission,’ as in the absolute self-surrender and submission to God’s will.)
While Christianity is a solar religion, Islam is a lunar religion (Lunar calendar.)
In 611 AD, the Persian army under Shahrbaraz captured Antioch, and most of the remaining Byzantine fortresses in Syria and Mesopotamia. King Khosrau II had slowly re-established the neo-Persian Empire. The Byzantine army, ruined by defeat and corruption, offered very little opposition.
In Britannia, Cynegils became king of the West Saxons (Wessex) after the death of his uncle Ceolwulf.
In 612 AD, King Theudebert II was defeated by his brother Theuderic II at Toul (northeastern France.) Theuderic, age 25, became sole ruler of Austrasia and Burgundy.
In Spain, Sisebut succeeded Gundemar as king of the Visigoths. He immediately began a campaign against the remains of Byzantine power in Hispania.
In 613 AD, after the death of his wife the previous year, Emperor Heraclius married his niece Martina; and she became empress (Augusta) of the Byzantine Empire. While this second marriage was considered to fall within the prohibited degree of kinship, it was approved by the satanic Catholic Church in Constantinople.
Also, Heraclius crowned his 8-month-old son Constantine as co-emperor (Caesar) and shortly after betrothed his baby-boy to his cousin, Gregoria, daughter of his second wife Nicetas.
As the Persian war continued, Heraclius appointed himself commander-in-chief, along with his brother Theodore, to solidify full command of the army.
After mobilizing outside of Antioch, Heraclius’ army was completely defeated by the Persians, and the Persian general Shahin Vahmanzadegan made further inroads into Central and Western Anatolia.
In 614 AD, the Levantine cities of Caesarea Maritima, Arsuf, and Tiberias surrendered on terms to the Sasanian Persians.
After a 20-day siege against the Byzantine Empire, a Persian–Judaean army of roughly 26,000 men commanded by Shahrbaraz captured and sacked Jerusalem. Somewhere between 57,000 and 66,500 citizens were said to be slain and another 35,000 were enslaved. Numerous relics, including the True Cross, the Holy Lance, and the Holy Sponge, were carried off to the Persian capital Ctesiphon.
In Europe, on October 18, King Chlothar II promulgated the ‘Edict of Paris’ (Edictum Chlotacharii,) a sort of Frankish Magna Carta (Royal Charter) that defended the rights of the Frankish nobles and the Catholic Church, expanding their power and control. It also regulated the appointment of counts (secular officials in charge of law courts, collecting taxes, and assembling contingents for the army,) while it excluded Jews from all civil employment in the Frankish Kingdom.