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Seven Rila lakes Bulgaria tours

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Balkan tours – adventurous and relaxing journey

Balkan tours – reading books and watching films about Balkan countries is a...

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Book Five Notes

64. The Guardian of the Orphans was banished to the monastery of Monobatae. Cedrenus (749D) has a different account. Accord...

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Michael V Part 25

49. When the executioner tried to tie him down, to prevent him moving at the moment of blinding, he said, ‘Look you. If you see me budge, nai...

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Michael V Part 24

47. Actually they had already left the church, and a shameful reception awaited them outside. The rabble made fun of them, naturally enough under t...

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Michael V Part 23

He swore by the Holy Relics and used all manner of persuasion, saying that they would neither suffer any evil nor would he, the Empress’s env...

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Michael V Part 22

The Nobilissimus denied that he was privy to his nephew’s plot against Zoe. He had encouraged him in no other designs. ‘If I had wished...

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Michael V Part 21

39. So much for them. Theodora’s companions meanwhile sent a guard for him. The guard commander was one of the nobles**74 and I myself accomp...

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Michael V Part 20

The Mob is Led Away to the Augusta Theodora

36. As I have said, the people revolted against the tyrant, but they were afraid their efforts ...

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Michael V Part 19

33. The war, therefore, flared up against him all the more bitterly. But the rebels were afraid lest the combined efforts of Michael and Zoe might ...

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Michael V Part 18

His retinue were armed with daggers, so that if anyone met them, they could slay him at once. Charging thus through the city they dashed to the gat...

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Michael V Part 17

29. It was decided first to attack the emperor’s family and tear down their proud and luxurious mansions. With this object they advanced to t...

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Michael V Part 16

How was it this low-born fellow dared to raise a hand against a woman of such lineage? How could he conceive so vile a thought against her? No othe...

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Michael V Part 15

25. Up to this time the emperor had lived in the lap of luxury and he was extremely proud of his achievements. Throughout the city, however, —...

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Michael V Part 14

It was like a scene from a play. Her so-called plots against himself were revealed, while he told them how for a long time past he had suspected he...

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Michael V Part 13

She spoke of her father and her ancestors (her family had occupied the throne for four generations before she inherited the Empire) and when she re...

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Michael V Part 12

I say this, because I myself have some knowledge of the science, a knowledge acquired after long and diligent study, and I have been of some assist...

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Michael V Part 11