The History of Byzantium

Back in the tent with Symeon and Nicholas we learn that a title was granted that day. Symeon wanted to be hailed as Emperor. Wrangling over this title would lead to another decade of war before the two sides could come together.


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The new Emperor Alexander dies after only a year on the throne. The next six years see an interregnum as the Patriarch, Empress and leading Generals vie to become the guardian to young Constantine VII.


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We review the players in the impending struggle over the throne. And answer some more listener questions on the way.


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Byzantine Stories Episode Four Announcement

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