There were several secular powers who aimed to bring the finns under their rule.
British Dictionary definitions for finns
Neil (Mullane). born 1958, New Zealand singer and songwriter; lead singer with the group Crowded House (from 1985) with whom he recorded the albums Crowded House (1986), Woodface (1991), and Time on Earth (2007). Solo albums include Try Whistling This (1998)
a native, inhabitant, or citizen of Finland
a speaker of a Finnic language, esp one of the original inhabitants of Russia, who were pushed northwards during the Slav migrations
a type of dinghy, designed to be sailed by one person
Old English Finnas (plural); related to Old Norse Finnr Finn, Latin Fennī the Finns, Greek Phinnoi
known as Finn MacCool. (in Irish legend) chief of the Fianna, father of the heroic poet Ossian