Nicephorus Phokas is murdered by his nephew John Tzimiskes. We discuss the plot, the aftermath and the personalities of both men.
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Excellent episode as always!
I really enjoyed the story of Nicephorus, including his tragic end. If Shakespeare had better knowledge of Byzantine history, I bet he would have made Nicephoruses and John’s stories into one of his epic tragedies 🙂
Wanted to ask you Robin if you have any rough schedule or estimate for how long do you think it will take you to get to 1453? I’m also interested to see how you’re going to tackle the Roman story after the 4th Crusade and the disintegration of the Empire into several smaller competing states.