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The Macedonian Dynasty faced a terrible dilemma when the throne was left to children. It gave the opportunity for backstabbing generals to step in and claim the throne for themselves. This is the story of how an Armenian Admiral in the Byzantine Navy rose to the occasion, betrayed the empress, and seized the throne for himself.
The History of Modern Greece Podcast covers the events of the Greek People from the fall of Constantinople in 1453 to the Greek War of Independence in 1821-1832, through to the Greco-Turkish War from 1919 to 1922 to the present day.
Music by Mark Jungerman: www.marcjungermann.com