Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium

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This title details the epic four-month siege of the city of Constantinople, last vestige of the once mighty Roman and Byzantine Empires. Mehmet 'The Conqueror' led an army of 80,000 men with a massive siege train against the city. Defending were a mere 10,000 men under the Emperor Constantine XI. The Turkish artillery battered the ancient city walls mercilessly, levelling a large section. A gallant defence held off the massive Turkish assault for several hours. Refusing appeals to flee, Constantine returned to the breaches ...

Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium 2005, Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780275988562

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Constantinople 1453: The End of Byzantium 2000, Osprey Publishing (UK), New York

ISBN-13: 9781841760919

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