This site operates as the companion to @CryForByzantium twitter feed. As we move through the life and time of the Empire this is where I will provide analysis and thoughts of these events.
So circumstances have granted me an opportunity to head back into Europe this week and I decided to piggyback another Balkan trip into this episode. I think it was this travel video which tilted the needle for returning into the powder keg of Europe during Wintertime. In theory this itinerary could be run from either … Continue reading Byzantine RoadTrips (Christian Enemies Edition)
In an attempt to complete the postscript to the fall of the Byzantine empire, it made sense to include the fates of the other successor states that outlived the empire. The Despotate of Epirus (Conquered 1479) The early 1440s were promising to Epirus as Skanderberg’s rebellion was going well, the Crusade of Varna was underway … Continue reading The End of the Byzantine Successor States
Most books place the end of the empire after the fall of Constantinople. As a climactic end to the story, it omits that Byzantine government continued in the south of Greece until 1460. While it did have vassal status to the Turks, the government, culture and army of this state was Byzantine. Two Brothers Unable … Continue reading The Last Roman Army
Starting at the beginning of the year, we had about 7800 followers. We’ve since grown to 9165 as of today. With just shy of 4.0 million impressions for the year, we’re on our way to catch Justin Bieber! Notable regional events during 2017 include the Reina attack, Erdogan’s visit to Greece, the end of ISIS(for … Continue reading CryForByzantium Year in Review