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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