Lombardy

Lombardie

A region of northern Italy, surrounding Milan, from which great warriors were said to come. This region had not yet been conquered by the Lombards, however, in the Arthurian period.

It is said to be the territory of King Ladis, as well as duke of Lombardy was Gradie, an ally of the Roman Emperor Valentinian.

Emperor Lucius of Rome brought many Lombard warriors with him when he made war against King Arthur. Arthur later marched through Lombardy on his way to capture Rome. In Chestre’s Launval, Lombardy is the home of the giant knight Valentyne.