In 476 the Roman Empire fell or rather its western half did. Its eastern half, which we will come to know as the Byzantine Empire would survive and often flourish for over a thousand years.
This is its story from Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

The Road to Adrianople

Trouble on the horizon. From the mid 370’s a frightening new nomadic force arrive out of Asia and into eastern Europe. These warrior people were the Huns, who descended upon the Gothic tribes of northeastern Europe, causing utter destruction and… Read More ›

The Last Pagan Emperor

Detail of a Sassanian relief showing the prostrate figure of Emperor Julian. Julian is such an interesting character that it is impossible to ignore him, even though some tend to treat him as a blip or anomaly in Romano-Byzantine history…. Read More ›