I answer more questions about the Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople. What was the reaction of other nations? Did people see it as sign of the end times? What did the Byzantines think of the Templars and Hospitallers? What were the religious differences between the Orthodox and the Catholics?
Pic: A member of the Knights Templar in the popular imagination
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I haven’t listed to Questions XI yet, so I apologize if this already came up.
I’m curious about why there doesn’t seem to have been any attempt to bring Greek Fire to bear in defense of the city in 1204. It seems like it would have made short work of the assault on the sea walls. Was the threat not recognized in time? Were the secrets of Greek Fire forgotten by 1204?