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Synopsis for Lockdown Wed 24 April

The Rise and Fall of The Byzantine Empire


Founding of Constantinople on site of older Byzantium

Fall of Western Roman Empire, Survival of Eastern Empire (Byzantine)

Christianity later divides between Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox

A rich and cosmopolitan city

Plague

Venetian Conquest

Decline

Fall in 1453 to Islam

Envoi: In a Cornish country church


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