The Fall Of Byzantium Episode 2 "The Loss Of Anatolia"

Byzantium And The Crusades

20-06-2020 • 21 mins

This podcast series tells how Byzantium was central to the Crusades. It is based on the book "The Byzantine World War" by Nick Holmes. In this episode, we hear about the reign of the Emperor Michael VII Doukas, which must count as the most disastrous reign in the whole of Byzantine history. By the end, Anatolia has been overrun by the Turks, and Byzantium is facing enemies advancing against it from both East and West.