Constantine V faces a conspiracy against his throne and his response is violent. He continues to rebuild his capital and campaign against the Bulgars. Yet despite all his success he was remembered as the Dung named.
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Questions: At what point did the Empire once again lose political control of the city of Rome? When and how exactly did the Papal States come into existence?
Also, do you think we could have an updated map of Italy and the Adriatic soon, so we can see just how much of that area was still under Byzantine rule at this point in history? By the way, I really like the maps you have provided so far.
Great Episode. A pity that historians slandered Constantine’s name.
Q-How were taxes collected? Was it a continuation of the system introduced by Emperor Diocletian or different.
What became of the Senate after the re-population of the city? Any changes, did they still meet? Where there all new members? Did they become even less influential? In what century did they disappear?