In the February 20 installment of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire we are covering:
Sack of Rome by Genseric, king of the Vandals. - His Naval Depredations. - Succession of the Last Emperors of the West, - Maximus - Avitus - Majorian - Severus - Anthemius - Olybrius - Glycerius & Nepos - Augustulus. - Total Extinction of the Western Empire. - Reign of Odoacer, the First Barbarian King of Italy.
Bingley has commented on Gibbon and monasticism earlier.