Battle of the Gates of Trajan, 986 ⚔️ Basil II, the Bulgar Slayer (Part 1) ⚔️ Byzantium Documentary


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🚩 Over the past decade, Bulgarian armies under Samuel had conquered much of the European possessions of the Byzantine Empire. In 986, Basil II led the campaign personally with 30,000 soldiers. This much larger than average Roman field army showed the importance the Emperor placed on the threat from Bulgaria and the intent to subdue the Bulgarians with one strike…

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📢 Narrated by David McCallion

🖌 Thumbnail image of Basil II by Theodoros Giannakopoulos

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  1. I feel the dictionary you use is a bit atrocious: how is it, that Bulgars, who came to the Balkans from the Great Steppe, were somehow "reconquering" the Balkan lands, that were up to the 550 part of the Roman Empire for the same time? It was Byzantines, i.e. Eastern Romans that were reconquering their lands from the hands of Slavs and the nomad colonizers.

  2. I appreciate the light you guys are shedding on Bulgarian History. I would advice not to try and attach each Bulgarian ruler to a specific clan. I saw under Petar I you put Krum. There is no primary source stating what clan Krum belongs to,.Many suggest its Dulo but other suggest that the Dulo theory is only there to glorify the founding dynasty.

  3. That is the problem of the bulgarians, they always want peace, Simeon should have slaughtered all the Romans. Apparently, that's how it's done What a peace for 40 years???

    Here you get the opposite do good and finally get …

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