Episode 252 – The Sack of Thessalonica

Killing of Stephen Hagiochristophorites by Isaac Angelos, c. 1473, miniature by Jean Colombe in Les Passages d’outremerBNF.

A 15th century depiction of the death of Andronikos. Original in the Bibliothèque Nationale, France.

Andronikos continues to terrorise his relatives. Many leave Byzantium seeking help from foreign courts. One arrives in Sicily and calls on the Normans to help him. They launch an invasion and sack the city of Thessalonica.

Period: 1184-85

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3 thoughts on “Episode 252 – The Sack of Thessalonica

  1. David

    Amazing how violent everyone has gotten. Even the general public. It seems like Andronkinos and his death is a turning point, considering all the damage he did directly lead to as well as the beginning of the Angeloid dynasty. Almost like this should be the start of the 4th crusade era.

  2. 5th Legionnaire

    Rob Just wanted to say how much of a fan I am of how you tell the story by sparking the imagination! I started listening to you after the History of Rome (seems to be a trend here…) and like many others have branched out to some of the recommended podcasts from here. Great job and keep it up!

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