Rise of Bulgaria – Events leading to the Sack of Constantinople



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New Kings and Generals animated historical animated documentary series on the Byzantine-Crusader-Bulgarian Wars, as well as the Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople, fragmentation and restoration of the Eastern Roman Empire and Frankokratia, starts with an episode exploring the geopolitical situation in the region in the XII century, fall of the Komnenos dynasty and rise of the Angelos dynasty, and the restoration of the Bulgarian Tsardom under Ivan Asen and Peter. We’ll also talk about the battle of Tryavna of 1190.

Previous videos on the Crusades, Bulgaria, and the Byzantine Empire:
Varangians – Elite Bodyguards of the Byzantine Emperors –
Siege of Damascus 634 – Arab – Byzantine Wars –
Byzantine Empire Strikes Back – Battle of Nikiou 646 –
Siege of Constantinople 717-718 – Arab-Byzantine Wars –
Pliska 811 – Byzantine – Bulgarian Wars – Pliska 811 – Byzantine – Bulgarian Wars
Versinikia 813 – Byzantine – Bulgarian Wars –
Third Crusade 1189-1192: From Hattin to Jaffa –
Basil II – Reformer, Restorer, Bulgarslayer –
Creation of the Medieval Roman Army –
Strategikon – Army Manual of the Eastern Roman Empire –
Medieval Battles –

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The video was made by Martin Stamatov, while the script was researched and written by Georgi Kolev. This video was narrated by Officially Devin ( The art was created by Nergiz Isaeva. Machinimas by MalayArcher on Total War: Attila engine.

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