045 The Rise of the Shishmani

Updated: Aug 25, 2018

A new Ruler rises out of Vidin, he’s young, brash, confident, and ready to take on Serbia and the Byzantines. But he had no idea what lays in store for the first of the Shishmani to rule in Turnovo.


Below is a map of Bulgarian territory during the reign of Michael Shishman, also showing the battle of Velbazhd, a painting of Tsar Michael Shishman, a portrait of his first wife, the Serbian princess Anna Neda, a portrait of Byzantine Emperor Andronikos III, and the church which is Tsar Michael Shishman's final resting place.