The Visigoths entered Hispania in conjunction with a small Roman force, at the instigation of Flavius Constantius to free the province from the plundering rule of the Vandal, Alan and Sueve invaders. After a bitter, yet successful, war the Vandals left Spain for Africa, the Alans were subdued, and the Sueves confined to Asturias. Constantius rewarded his allies with the effective governorship of the recovered province.
A view of a Germanic warrior from the late century BC. The fighting men of the Germanic forest were able warriors who often raided into Gaul keeping the Gallic peoples who inhabited the border regions constantly vigilant.