Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium David Nicolle

ISBN: 9781841760919

Published: November 25th 2000

Paperback

96 pages


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Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium  by  David Nicolle

Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium by David Nicolle
November 25th 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 96 pages | ISBN: 9781841760919 | 5.43 Mb

This title details the epic four-month siege of the city of Constantinople, last vestige of the once mighty Roman and Byzantine Empires. Mehmet The Conqueror led an army of 80,000 men with a massive siege train against the city. Defending were a mere 10,000 men under the Emperor Constantine XI. The Turkish artillery battered the ancient city walls mercilessly, levelling a large section.

A gallant defence held off the massive Turkish assault for several hours. Refusing appeals to flee, Constantine returned to the breaches and fought until overwhelmed and killed. Thus died the last Emperor of the Byzantines, and with him his once glorious empire.



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