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Constantinople – glorious capital of the Byzantine empire!

A visit to Istanbul – once called Constantinople and capital of the Byzantine Empire

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Christmas – eight hundred years ago!

What was a medieval Christmas really like? Templar expert Tony McMahon investigates Christmas in the Middle Ages

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The destruction of Constantinople by the crusaders – the year 1204

A Christian city destroyed by Christian crusaders – such was the fate of Constantinople. It had resisted waves of invaders from Bulgars to Russians and the Muslim emirates. But it was brought to its knees by people it should have…

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