Episode 106 – Mother and Uncle

Michael III (Dumbarton Oaks coin collection)

Michael III (Dumbarton Oaks coin collection)

Photius the Patriarch of Constantinople (iconograms.org)

Photius the Patriarch of Constantinople (iconograms.org)

Theodora and Theoctistus rule for young Michael until he comes of age. Then Uncle Bardas takes over the government. Meanwhile the Romans begin to gain the upper hand in Anatolia while a schism with the Papacy looms.

Period: 842-867

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  1. Michael Rae

    Well done, Robin. I’ve joined late in the game and note that all the audio comments to subscribers of 2 years ago are out of date and really have no place in this work which stands on its own, out of time. I suppose it is too late to edit them out. People will be still just discovering this series years from now. I’m glad that you are open minded enough to take advice from listeners, including pronunciation of names/places, something poor Dan Carlin is unable to master. I never listened to Mike Duncan’s History of Rome, so I’ll be that rare listener who was inspired by you to go back to Mike’s series!

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