When Alaric II, the King of the Goths, observed that King Clovis was beating one race of people after another, he sent envoys to him. "If you agree," said he, "it seems to me that it would be a good thing, my dear brother, if, with God's approval, we two were to meet." Clovis did agree. He travelled to meet Alaric and the two of them came together near the village of Amboise, on an island in the Loire, in territory belonging to Tours. They conferred with each other, sat side by side at the meal table, swore eternal friendship and went home again in peace. At that time a great many people in Gaul were very keen on having the Franks as their rulers. "The Arians are stupid guys!" said Clovis to his ministers. "With God's help let us invade them. When we have beaten them, we will take over their territory." King Clovis met Alaric II, King of the Goths, on the battlefield of Vouille, near the tenth milestone outside Poitiers. Clovis killed Alaric.