The Partial Historians are back with a shiny new episode! When the Julio-Claudian dynasty falls, what happens next? Prepare yourself for chaos, as the infamous Year of the Four Emperors is here and we turn our gaze on two of the early contenders for the rule of Rome: Galba and Otho.
69 CE was a turbulent whirlwind of politics, battles, and uncertainty. The first man to stake a claim to rule is Servius Sulpicius Galba (Caesar Augustus) and he is quickly followed by Marcus Salvius Otho (Caesar Augustus).
Let the doctors guide you through to the calm waters on the other side.
Herein are the short reigns of Galba and Otho: