The new Emperor Maurice continues fighting on the Eastern front trying to convince the Persians to sign a peace treaty. But they won’t. Meanwhile Slavic settlers spread throughout the Balkans and the Avars continue to demand more money. The Emperor begins to fear for the Empire’s solvency and attempts to cut the pay of his army.
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Hi, Excellent episode.
I recognized the artist of the illustration right away. This publisher has a number of similar books and a lot of the faces look very similar. So as you said… a big grain of salt.
Here is another book by the same illustrator.
Hi Robin, thanks for another great episode.
Is there any way of knowing how the 100,000 gold pieces mentioned in this episode as an annual payment to the Avars compares with the 350/700/1400 etc pounds of gold that the Romans paid (or were supposed to pay) annually to the Huns in the 5th century?
Thanks again for all your effort in putting this podcast together.