The Siege of Constantinople (1235-36): The Failed Attempt of the Empire of Nicaea and the Second Bulgarian Empire to Reclaim Constantinople from the Latin Empire

Originally posted on Byzantine Real History (BRh – Basileia Rhomaion):
1204 will be forever remembered as the year Constantinople, the capital of the eastern Roman Empire was invaded and sacked by the army of the 4th Crusade. This tragic event resulted in the temporary collapse of the Roman state, and following the capture of Constantinople on…

Zeno- The Eastern Roman Emperor When the Western Roman Empire Fell ~ A guest post by Powee Celdran

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:
Concept art of Emperor Zeno (r. 474-475/ 476-491) by Powee Celdran There are very few figures in history like the Eastern Roman emperor Zeno (r. 474-491), an emperor who was seen as an outsider by his people, had the rare occasion of succeeding his son as a ruler,…