Leo’s murder is greeted with disgust in Anatolia where men rally behind Thomas the Slav. But back at the capital men get behind Michael of Amorium as a suitable replacement. This split leads to a three year civil war and a stalemate which suggests that God favours neither man.
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There is a repeating section around 44:00 from “But despite the impressive horde facing them…” to “….while singing the liturgy.”