Events for Friday 6th April 2018

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Fall of Constantinople

6th April 1453

The Fall of Constantinople was the capture of the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which occurred after a siege by the Ottoman Empire, under the command of Sultan Mehmed II, against the defending army commanded by Emperor Constantine XI. The siege lasted from 6th April 1453 until 29th May 1453, when the city was conquered by the Ottomans.

Further Reading

Cross and Crescent in the Balkans
(Hardback - 272 pages)
by David Nicolle

This is not just another retelling of the Fall of Constantinople, though it does include a very fine account of that momentous event. It is the history of a quite extraordinary century and a bit which began when a tiny of force of Ottoman Turkish warriors was invited by the… Read more...

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