049 A Wasted Golden Age

Updated: Aug 25, 2018

As we reflect on the end of 4 decades of rule by Tsar Ivan Alexander, what can we see but a wasted golden age?


Below is Tsar Ivan Alexander with his second wife Theodora and his two sons from his second marriage (Ivan Asen V and Ivan Shishman) from the Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander, a fresco of Tsar Ivan Alexander from the Bachkovo Monastery, another fresco of him from the rock church of Ivanovo, a sample page from the Gospels of Ivan Alexander, a sample page from the Sofia Psalter, and a map of the fragmentation of Serbia following the death of Tsar Stefan Urosh V.