025 Domination, Rebellion, Domination

Updated: Aug 25, 2018

In this episode it's Domination, Rebellion, and more Domination. We're finally going to see how the Byzantines rule Bulgaria, and how the Bulgarians feel about being ruled.


Episode 169 of the History of Byzantium podcast covers the state of Constantinople in that year and gives a nice feel for what was happening at this moment.


Below are images of Peter Delyan being proclaimed Tsar Peter II, the extent of Tsar Peter II’s rebellion at its peak, the garrison of Thessalonica pursuing the Bulgarian army after its loss in the Second Battle of Thessalonica in 1040, and Tsar Peter II being violently blinded by Alusian at a banquet in 1041.