Today's installment concludes Constantinople Taken by the Western Crusaders, our selection from The Fall of Constantinople Being the Story of the
The Hagia Sophia, the greatest church building in the world was desecrated. Continuing Constantinople Taken by the Western Crusaders, our selection
The total amount distributed among the crusaders and Venetians shows that the wealth of Constantinople had not been exaggerated. Continuing
The sack of the richest city in Christendom, which had been the bribe offered to the crusaders to violate their oaths, was made in the spirit of men
The inhabitants were at length awakened out of the dream of security into which seventeen unsuccessful attempts to capture the New Rome had lulled
This series has six easy 5 minute installments. This first installment: Assault Begins from Sea. Introduction The Fourth Crusade was a disaster.