745 years ago today (July 25, 1261) the Empire of Romania, the attempted Catholic successor-state to Byzantium, the Eastern Roman Empire, fell to Michael VII Palaiologos.
In 1204 merchants in
After years of fighting the Greeks of Nicaea were able to defeat the invaders and restore the
In a twist of irony Michael VII's rise to emperor restarted the fall of the empire. He withdrew troops from Asia Minor to fight wars of reunification in
The Turks took
Category: Historical Geography