Show 21: The Fall of Constantinople part 2

On May 29, 1453 Constantinople fell. This is the story of the fall. Check out the first part of the story here: Fall of Constantinople part 1

The beer this episode is Mythos, 3 bullets out of five.

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Illustrations

Constantinople fall picture
Contemporary depiction of Constantinople
Map of Constantinople
Battle map. Notice the shape of the walls.
walls of constantinople restored
A modern reconstruction of the walls.

 

photo of space between constantinople walls
The space between the walls was open.
Schematic drawing of constantinople walls
Schematic of the walls.

 

References

1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley

Diary of the Siege of Constantinople 1453 by Nicolo Barbaro

The Fall of the Byzantine Empire: A Chronicle by George Sphrantzes translated by Marios Philippides

History of Mehmed the Conqueror by Kritovoulostranslated by Charles T. Riggs

The Fall of Constantinople 1453 by Steven Runciman

History of the Byzantine State by George Ostrogorsky

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One thought on “Show 21: The Fall of Constantinople part 2

  1. Can’t seem to find your ‘Like’ button. I’m afraid i can not comment on every blog I follow either. There just isn’t enough time to do everything I need to do.

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