Battle of Spercheios, 997 ⚔️ How to wage war on two fronts ⚔️ Basil II, the Bulgar Slayer (Part 3)

🚩 Basil had successfully stabilized the empire after the civil war, exacerbated by the conflict with the Fatimids in Syria. Samuel of Bulgaria took advantage of the situation to invade the Byzantine Empire in the west. Meanwhile, the Fatimids were preparing to push Romans out of Syria. Emperor Basil now faced a fight on two fronts against two formidable opponents. In this episode we will show the Battle of Spercheios (997 AD) and the Battle of Apamea (998 AD), as Basil tries to organize his army to stave off multiple incursions into Byzantine territory.
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📢 Narrated by David McCallion
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  • @HistoryMarche
    @HistoryMarche8 ай бұрын

    🚩 Basil II Playlist:

  • @robbstark3316


    8 ай бұрын

    No sweat family is too important.

  • @danielsantiagourtado3430


    8 ай бұрын

    YES! More of Byzantium's greatest Emperor! Love your work🎉🎉🎉🎉❤❤❤

  • @danielsantiagourtado3430


    8 ай бұрын

    Wish your father all the Best and that he recovers. God bless You and your family

  • @aveekmanna912


    8 ай бұрын

    Wish yr father a speedy recovery Just want to req u to complete the hannibal series

  • @ancorgarciaalvarez


    8 ай бұрын

    I hope he can get well soon. All my love and strenght towards you and your loved ones

  • @g.sergiusfidenas6650
    @g.sergiusfidenas66508 ай бұрын

    "Can you stop triggering ambushes while I am gone?"- Basil II

  • @HistoryMarche


    8 ай бұрын


  • @pseudomonas03
    @pseudomonas038 ай бұрын

    Basil II, as all the great leaders in History, had the important ability to choose the right collaborators. His staff included some brilliant military minds like Nikephoros Ouranos, who won the Battle of Spercheios, while the Basileus was in the meantime in Syria.

  • @huejaynus6750
    @huejaynus67508 ай бұрын

    Wow, its incredible that the tide of battle can turn that quickly. You would think to have your guard up and not get speared before the fighting is over.

  • @chrisrace744


    8 ай бұрын

    He wasnt the sharpest...

  • @mikerodrigues9822


    8 ай бұрын

    @@chrisrace744Unlike the spear.

  • @matth3002


    8 ай бұрын

    @@mikerodrigues9822 beat me to it

  • @celdur4635


    8 ай бұрын

    He thought the battle was over.

  • @razvanonero


    8 ай бұрын

    The play is not over until the final whistle. Everybody knows that.

  • @historyafficionado478
    @historyafficionado4788 ай бұрын

    If I wrote about a officer and his sons riding out to kill the enemy commander and turning the tide of a lost battle after the army had fled and only a small contingent resisted,people would call me a madman…

  • @francisbrewster4948


    8 ай бұрын

    Yes, if his presence is so important to morale in the army.... he should recognize that his own protection is important --- yes he needs a bodyguard ---- yes he should be more cautious with enemy horsemen & less trusting or naive

  • @TrueCicero


    2 ай бұрын

    If this were any other Empire or Kingdom I wouldn't believe it, but being Romans? Yeah, totally believable 😂

  • @georgistoyanov7588
    @georgistoyanov75888 ай бұрын

    If just the Bulgarians and Byzantines stoped fighting for more than 400 years and become ally, protect their flangs, made trade and economic progress between each other the destine of the two empires would be different.

  • @kostasmpyras
    @kostasmpyras7 ай бұрын

    I love the series on Basil II, easily one of the best Eastern Roman emperors.

  • @stanbatakarata6081


    2 ай бұрын

    💯 👍

  • @mohammadyeasinkhan6885
    @mohammadyeasinkhan68858 ай бұрын

    I have been waiting long for another Basil episode! That man was a machine when it came to restoring the empire!

  • @vitorpereira9515
    @vitorpereira95158 ай бұрын

    Basil II was a notable Emperor and a worthy sucessor of Augustus who left a lasting impact on the history of the Roman Empire. His military victories, internal reforms, and efficient governance secured his position as one of the Roman Empire's most prominent leaders and contributed to the stability and prosperity of the empire during his reign.

  • @miracleyang3048


    8 ай бұрын

    He was no successor of Augustus

  • @mevlanisufi2100


    8 ай бұрын

    ​@miracleyang3048 Not a direct successor, of course, but He was ruling the same empire that Augustus found in 27 BC.

  • @bingingbinging8597


    8 ай бұрын

    @@mevlanisufi2100same empire? Where’s Gaul, Hispania Northern Africa, Italy, Syria, palestina!?

  • @miracleyang3048


    8 ай бұрын

    @@mevlanisufi2100 they didn't thought of it like that. They thought of Constantine as their state founder

  • @Sandouras


    8 ай бұрын

    @@bingingbinging8597you’re being intentionally obtuse.

  • @Moon-li9ki
    @Moon-li9ki8 ай бұрын

    I think Basil II is the best eastern roman emperor ever. Inherited an empire in civil war and being invaded by 2 fronts, and left it in double in size and the hegemon of the mediterranean

  • @user-cg2tw8pw7j


    8 ай бұрын

    Naqour II laughs hard 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • @Iamnotracistlmao


    8 ай бұрын

    Yes he is indeed the best Emperor of Eastern Rome. His reign was the golden age of the empire

  • @matztz_4560


    6 ай бұрын

    Konstantinos VII>>>>

  • @sarantissporidis391


    4 ай бұрын

    ​@@user-cg2tw8pw7jmaybe because he was a fool like you.

  • @josephherrera6656
    @josephherrera66568 ай бұрын

    It fascinates me that a general could be so stupid in not having a group of bodyguards during a battle and how fast the retreating army was able to find out the emeny general is dead and then do a 180 and win.

  • @conquistador-7526


    8 ай бұрын

    No wonder the Turks took their empire if the Byzantine leadership was this fucking stupid.

  • @constantinexii8182


    8 ай бұрын

    This video shows it but people don't understand it,as you could see Damian won many battles against the fatimids and qonquered cities, and while taking cities the people welcomed him as a hero, so he became more confident so it wasn't stupidity that lost him this battle but overconfidence

  • @KoflerDavid


    8 ай бұрын

    He probably had... but he assumed that they would come to surrender, assumed they would thusly not use their weapons, let his guard down, and a fine commander suffered a sudden death.

  • @Wilhelm-100TheTechnoAdmiral


    8 ай бұрын

    Boldness and daring can achieve much

  • @christophernakhoul3998
    @christophernakhoul39988 ай бұрын

    8:58 they actually briefly mention Tyre's revolt in Lebanese history textbooks when discussing the Fatimid rule over Lebanon

  • @Paul_Geriat
    @Paul_Geriat8 ай бұрын

    Bulgarian history very good 🇦🇿❤🇧🇬

  • @KonstantinPashov


    3 ай бұрын


  • @hosokawatatsuya6752
    @hosokawatatsuya67528 ай бұрын

    A nice touch of the Byzantine Empire named on the map as the Roman Empire as the people living there called themselves Romans (Rhomaioi) because they're basically the continuation of Roman Legacy.

  • @Dogmeat1950


    8 ай бұрын

    I mean they really were, They still had Latin names and for a time Roman Legion till about 640 AD almost 200 years after the West Fell. Byzantium is a political word. Eastern Roman Empire are still very much Romans.

  • @odalv316


    8 ай бұрын

    Nah, Americans and most of the world do not know of Byzantine. They are trying to simplify it for certain audiences.

  • @byzantinetales
    @byzantinetales8 ай бұрын

    Happy to see that the story of Basil II is getting known far and wide!

  • @jmeatball8799
    @jmeatball87998 ай бұрын

    Please more Basil episodes! You guys do such a great job with telling history, I look forward to what happens next

  • @joshlesure3196
    @joshlesure31968 ай бұрын

    You've done an awesome job with this series, I'm really enjoying learning about Basil II and this time period! Looking forward to the next video!

  • @user-vo1uc3bh7t
    @user-vo1uc3bh7t8 ай бұрын

    A heartfelt thank you for your outstanding work. The professional quality of your videos is consistently improving, and that hasn't escaped my notice. Your commitment to engaging and clear historical storytelling is admirable. Keep up the fantastic work!😀

  • @crazyhercules9442
    @crazyhercules94428 ай бұрын

    Finally!😭 Been waiting for this for months.. thank you🥺

  • @zertyuz
    @zertyuz8 ай бұрын

    Fantastic as always. Thank you for your hard work. David McCallion is very talented!

  • @kylevictorwilliams
    @kylevictorwilliams8 ай бұрын

    I've been waiting weeks for this to come out! Thanks @HistoryMarche

  • @kylevictorwilliams


    8 ай бұрын

    Sorry about your father. I could've waited another 6 months.

  • @Mustang-wt1se
    @Mustang-wt1se7 ай бұрын

    Basil playing whack-a-mole with his generals who are busy snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

  • @KHK001
    @KHK0018 ай бұрын

    Another great video, HM! Also, wish your father a speedy recovery.

  • @joaoespecial4168
    @joaoespecial41688 ай бұрын

    Is it just me that sees the hand of the "Roman Barbarian Affaires Department" at work in the fires of Cairos?

  • @spenceralbin344
    @spenceralbin3448 ай бұрын

    Good video about a story I had never heard of before. Well Done.

  • @theindooroutdoorsman
    @theindooroutdoorsman8 ай бұрын

    You made my Google home page! Excellent work!

  • @luka50
    @luka508 ай бұрын


  • @coyote4237
    @coyote42378 ай бұрын

    Thank you. Great content.

  • @ethanpf449
    @ethanpf4498 ай бұрын

    Amazing two battles in one video

  • @CatastrophicFox
    @CatastrophicFox8 ай бұрын

    I've been waiting for this episode, glad it's here 😊😊

  • @juanthegreat3954
    @juanthegreat39548 ай бұрын

    Good videos as always

  • @aj9306
    @aj93065 ай бұрын

    Its crazy how despite how great of an emperor Basil was less than a hundred years after his reign most of anatolia would begin to fall to the muslims

  • @MrNaKillshots
    @MrNaKillshots8 ай бұрын

    These are excellent presentations.

  • @user-sc5iv2rp2t
    @user-sc5iv2rp2t8 ай бұрын

    I love how by the time of Basil Greek surname system has fully evolved with family names continuing to this day.

  • @user-cg2tw8pw7j


    7 ай бұрын

    Roman: Go, you stupid servant, do not forget yourself

  • @mohammedsaysrashid3587
    @mohammedsaysrashid35878 ай бұрын

    Really, it was an informadible introduction episode about Byzantine struggle for protecting its Sovereigns during Bassel II rule..against Bulgarian and Fattimate Caliphate at 964 AD ....thank you respectful 🙏 ( history Marche)channel for sharing..

  • @thegreekguy1124
    @thegreekguy11248 ай бұрын

    Let's hope part 4 comes out soon

  • @ermine1448
    @ermine14488 ай бұрын

    Love your content never stop!

  • @robbabcock_
    @robbabcock_8 ай бұрын

    Fantastic work! ⚔🔥🙌

  • @imperialgaming9826
    @imperialgaming98268 ай бұрын

    Thanks for uploading

  • @anasioannis566
    @anasioannis5668 ай бұрын

    Another excellent work! ❤

  • @juansanchez5001
    @juansanchez50018 ай бұрын

    Thank you for your videos

  • @beachboy0505
    @beachboy05058 ай бұрын

    Excellent video 📹 1 person changes a battle outcome

  • @gideonhock221
    @gideonhock2218 ай бұрын

    Best series since those bangers about Hannibal

  • @danielsantiagourtado3430
    @danielsantiagourtado34308 ай бұрын

    May God bless you and your family. Hope your father recovers. And as suggestion please consider doing a video on James the Conqueror of Aragón

  • @anasioannis566
    @anasioannis566Ай бұрын

    Another great video🎉

  • @kevinboyle538
    @kevinboyle5388 ай бұрын

    Excellent series.

  • @AbhyudayaSinh
    @AbhyudayaSinh4 ай бұрын

    Very informative❤

  • @Supp374
    @Supp3748 ай бұрын

    Nice video mate! Love the videos about Ottoman Expansions into ballans

  • @ricardomachado6718
    @ricardomachado67188 ай бұрын

    YEs! A new video!!

  • @TerapeutaLuisHenrique
    @TerapeutaLuisHenrique5 ай бұрын

    Love this videos! Adicted. Thank you!

  • @williamromine5715
    @williamromine57158 ай бұрын

    This is the first time that a video referred to the use of mules by mounted troops. Using mules actually makes sense. They have more stanima(sp) than horses, and require less feed. Their only real down side is that they are sterile.

  • @jackdonith


    8 ай бұрын

    Mules were used a lot in WWII, where roads and fuel were practically non existent. They proved extremely useful.

  • @poldi2233


    12 күн бұрын

    Also in WW1, at least on the Isonzo front, as their shorter stature and the fact they're sterile meant they could more easily be kept in caverns and wouldn't try mounting one another and hitting their heads on the ceiling

  • @the420xtc
    @the420xtc8 ай бұрын

    Awesome, ty

  • @hasiniainatianavalisoaraia5812
    @hasiniainatianavalisoaraia58128 ай бұрын

    Incredible video , very Amazing 🎉🎉🎉❤

  • @_Pumpkin_Seed_
    @_Pumpkin_Seed_8 ай бұрын

    12:15 This reminded me when Islamic state attacked syria and iraq, all syrian and iraqi troops fled. Meanwhile the Kurds fought for their land. Shows the bravery of the kurds.

  • @sourabhmayekar3354
    @sourabhmayekar33548 ай бұрын


  • @anselmdanker9519
    @anselmdanker95198 ай бұрын

    Wishing your father a quick recovery.

  • @thomaswagner4457
    @thomaswagner44578 ай бұрын

    I hope your father is okay and recovers fast for you and your family.

  • @arturleperoke3205
    @arturleperoke32058 ай бұрын

    Good generalship and discipline seem to be two things that do set classical period roman and „byzantine“ armies apart

  • @jasonthompson6594
    @jasonthompson65948 ай бұрын

    How long will we have to wait for the next one? Love the series btw.

  • @Martins3945-
    @Martins3945-8 ай бұрын

    Idk if it's possible but I think it would be cool if you also added a brief view of the armor and weapons used by the respected nation at the talked about time period and battle

  • @GildedPoo
    @GildedPoo8 ай бұрын

    Can we take a moment to admire how people of old named cities? Some of these cities sound so much cooler than many of the city names we come up in more modern times.

  • @Wilhelm-100TheTechnoAdmiral
    @Wilhelm-100TheTechnoAdmiral8 ай бұрын

    Basil, one of my favorite emperors and favorite of spices

  • @user-cg2tw8pw7j


    8 ай бұрын

    He failed against the Fatimids, and this is strange

  • @hopeundertheblacksun


    7 ай бұрын

    ​@@user-cg2tw8pw7jYep he couldn't achieve what he wanted to :P but hey the fatamids gained 0 land so it was also a failure for them

  • @sifis172
    @sifis1728 ай бұрын

    nice thank you!

  • @prosagon
    @prosagon8 ай бұрын

    Wish your father get well soon. Health and happiness to everyone!!!!

  • @angrydoggy9170
    @angrydoggy91707 ай бұрын

    So many times in history it would appear that mediocre to weak generals had to be appointed to prevent someone getting strong enough to challenge the ultimate leadership. That yes-man culture remains in business and politics to this day.

  • @unknownmale9486
    @unknownmale94868 ай бұрын

    Ah Basil the Bulgar Slayer. Nice to see Part 3.

  • @fenris1168
    @fenris11688 ай бұрын

    Great video... BUT! We need more! xD

  • @davidblair9877
    @davidblair98778 ай бұрын

    Basil II was arguably the greatest emperor of the Macedonian Dynasty. He was also arguably the one most responsible for its fall. His failure to produce or designate a successor doomed the Empire to that favorite of Roman pastimes: bloody and destructive civil war.

  • @nathanhull8302
    @nathanhull83028 ай бұрын

    What an embarrassing defeat. Crazy how much the life of the commander matters

  • @The_ZeroLine
    @The_ZeroLine8 ай бұрын

    Basil’s a great example of the proverb “if you want something done right...” but Gregory was a failure of his choice in an appointments. Anyway, I am a huge fan of impeccably executed marches. Incredibly fast long distance marches that don’t result in mutiny or a blown out army are always epic and rightfully seen as massive accomplishments.

  • @doritofeesh


    8 ай бұрын

    "If they are there, then the devil must have carried them. Such marching is impossible." - Duc de Vendome Honestly, I do not actually think that such a march is possible. I often hear references of such ridiculous marches. One by Scipio, which was some 280 miles in 7 days. One by Caesar, which was 1,300 miles in 27 days. This one by Basil, which was 765 miles in 16 days. Yet, with more modern historiography, we know that a pace such as 40 miles per day cannot be done for any longer than short bursts, lest the men are rendered beyond exhausted. Such marches, as told of in the ancient sources, are nothing more than fantasy which would leave the army destroyed by disease and desertion. Even Genghis Khan's army only ever moved so fast across long distances at an average pace of 15 miles per day, judging from the dates of occurrences throughout the Khwarezmian Campaign. Personally, I think that the time was likely double what the ancient sources give, which would still render the feats as truly incredible, but actually realistic.

  • @zippyparakeet1074


    8 ай бұрын

    ​@@doritofeeshhis men rode, not marched on foot and they took the Roman roads that cut through the Anatolian heartland from Nicaea -> Ancyra -> Caesarea -> Antioch through Cilicia and then to Syria (Aleppo). The still maintained Roman roads and advanced Byzantine logistics definitely gave them an advantage in marching through their own lands when compared to say the Mongols marching through wild steppes.

  • @doritofeesh


    8 ай бұрын

    @@zippyparakeet1074 Ahh, thanks for filling me in. Now that makes a lot more sense. I was wondering whether his army was made up of all cavalry forces. I think he might have relied on forage taken during the march and not have established lines of communications until he reached Antioch, as even if the mounts themselves might be able to carry the men so fast in such a short time, supply carts cannot feasibly keep up without breaking down.

  • @constantinexii8182


    8 ай бұрын

    Constantine Diogenes won his battles in Macedonia unlike Gregory

  • @zippyparakeet1074


    8 ай бұрын

    He planned his march thoroughly and supplies were laid out at strategic locations along the route. Remember, this was a march across his own Empire, not through enemy lands.@@doritofeesh

  • @tmanw4796
    @tmanw47968 ай бұрын

    Go look up the ruins of Apamea. Just truly crazy cool stuff!

  • @augmas61
    @augmas618 ай бұрын


  • @marksimpson8577
    @marksimpson85778 ай бұрын

    This music... I swear I've heard it on the Bedtime stories channel... great choice!

  • @joaomarcelo7708
    @joaomarcelo77088 ай бұрын

    The number of lovely red and purple squares being destroyed because of arrogance and lack of discipline is truly infuriating.

  • @danielpinnegar2818
    @danielpinnegar28188 ай бұрын

    Hope everything goes good

  • @legalna2rp
    @legalna2rp8 ай бұрын

    A good film.

  • @georgios_5342
    @georgios_53428 ай бұрын

    Basil the CHAD

  • @brokenbridge6316
    @brokenbridge63168 ай бұрын

    Basil II is such a curious character and yet some of his policies with his family helped lead to the end of his dynasty. So I'd say he's the best n worst of the Macedonian Dynasty.

  • @matztz_4560


    6 ай бұрын

    The rulers of this dinasty was often Bad, i mean really really terrible, Alexander was a drunkard proto-kinslayer, Basil i was a despisable being that betrayed His emperor and almost slayed His son,, Konstantinos VIII was Just mid too be honest but His actions together with Basil sealed the Makedonien dinasty fate

  • @brokenbridge6316


    6 ай бұрын

    @@matztz_4560---Yeah I won't argue with that

  • @ah7maw265
    @ah7maw2658 ай бұрын

    OMG, a Kurdish officer changing the tide of the war is very surprising to me, considering our small population. I don't know what to say, but I'm so surprised that I've never heard about my nation being mentioned before. Thank you for the video; please keep up the good work.

  • @AliSyed711


    8 ай бұрын

    Salahuddin Yusuf ibn Ayyub was Kurdish. He’s one of the famous Muslims, rulers and commanders of all time.

  • @ah7maw265


    8 ай бұрын

    @@AliSyed711 Well... Yes there are no doubts that Salah Al din was Kurdish but beside Salah Al din , this unknown Kurdish officer is my second time seeing a Kurdish in a history channel, hey are you Kurdish or something? Regardless thanks for mentioning the great Salah Al din

  • @Ali-vz6oy


    8 ай бұрын

    kurds at that time didn't have an empire they loved to to live on the hills but when fighting was called they where the first to join @@ah7maw265

  • @AliSyed711


    8 ай бұрын

    @@ah7maw265 I’m not Kurdish, but I’m interested in Islamic history, of which Kurds are an integral part. Other notable Kurds that I know of include Ibn al-Athir, Al-Kamil, Shirkuk and as-Salih Ayyub.

  • @mm-ir1ii


    8 ай бұрын

    actually, I read about this in an article by Al Jazeera there are even more incidents in that article involving great Kurdish warriors

  • @Hartofilax
    @Hartofilax8 ай бұрын

    I like it how according to communist's fiction Macedonian History (FYROM) Samuel was a Macedonian emperor. Which is funny because Basil II was from the Macedonian dynasty. Of course neither Basil II nor Samuel considered themselves "Macedonian" and what is even more funny is that when Basil II finally conquered the last remaining parts of Bulgaria (the western part where Macedonia is) he called the new Byzantine Theme there "Bulgaria" LOL. Not to mention that if would be ironic to fight decades of war against the supposedly Macedonian kingdom and then be called "Bulgar-slayer". But yet - facts are not the strongest point in the newly invented Macedonian "History"

  • @DelijeSerbia


    8 ай бұрын

    Of course Samuel didnt consider himself Macedonian, when he was in fact Armenian. Yeah that is often the fact that Bulgarians dont want to accept because it clearly shows that it was just a title.

  • @Hartofilax


    8 ай бұрын

    And your evidеnce for Samuel being Armenian is like exactly zero because such does not exists. Just because the name of his mother was popular in Armenia is not evidence it's pure speculation. Even if he was ethnically Armenians he was tsar of Bulgaria and his state was Bulgarian, and he definitely saw himself as ruler of Bulgaria and Bulgarian. Not Armenian, Not Macedonian, Not Chinese or Serbian. @@DelijeSerbia

  • @Vampirewolfking


    8 ай бұрын

    The Macedonian dynasty of Basil was from Thrace, where the province of Macedonia was located.

  • @ivanmilanov8386


    6 ай бұрын

    @@DelijeSerbia I the middle ages that actually didn't matter :D.

  • @matztz_4560


    6 ай бұрын

    ​@@Vampirewolfkingmakedonian Family was lrobably as almost every Byzantine noble house Armenian But was so hellenized that doesn't Matter tbh

  • @thomaslinville1508
    @thomaslinville15088 ай бұрын

    Is it true that you haven't done the Battle of Bosworth yet?? I'd love to see that one!

  • @user-fi3oh3qh7e
    @user-fi3oh3qh7e8 ай бұрын

    Good work. How many episodes there are with Basil II?

  • @uthoshantm
    @uthoshantm7 ай бұрын

    This emperor must not have had much sleep in his life.

  • @kaloyanrosenov2123
    @kaloyanrosenov21238 ай бұрын

    It would not be long as the roman emperor will slap the wrong bulgarian noble resuming the restoration on the bulgar empire and his brother Kaloyan will become the Romeoktone , roman slayer , and latin slayer also 😅

  • @Thoton_
    @Thoton_8 ай бұрын


  • @abcd9283
    @abcd92838 ай бұрын

    Kurdish officer with his two sons😮😮....Taking risk for own life is manliness but taking risk for sons' life is madness.

  • @user-cg2tw8pw7j


    8 ай бұрын

    Children are like: My father is crazy, but I must win

  • @killerpie5981


    8 ай бұрын

    The Byzantine general was with his two sons not the Kurdish soldier

  • @matthewryan7775
    @matthewryan77758 ай бұрын

    Oh man I love basil! Too bad capressi season is over 😢

  • @danielsantiagourtado3430
    @danielsantiagourtado34308 ай бұрын

    Your videos never stop beign Amazing! When things are better with your father can you please cosider doing a video on Abd al-Rahman? The father of muslim Spain, his life is really fascinating and the battles epic!

  • @patvonrodrigues44
    @patvonrodrigues448 ай бұрын

    Sir . Your videos provide and explain many historical events and give good knowledge about it. So here is my kind request to you to make an video on Gupta empire of india who repelled huns invasion and defeated them. i ask you this because most people only know about huns invasion of Europe with their Victories and defeats but they don't know properly about their invasion of indian subcontinent. I Hope you will listen to my kind request and will put some light on this fading history. Thank you

  • @komododragon410
    @komododragon4108 ай бұрын

    That Kurdish officer got some balls

  • @sranvujnovic5409
    @sranvujnovic54098 ай бұрын

    The Basil series has featured more defeats than victories, in the old and tried Byzantine tradition XD

  • @constantinexii8182


    8 ай бұрын

    Bruh the battle of spercheios almost coated the tsar his life while also killing 15.000, now in the east basil II won many victories in Syria and after him dalassenos won battles aswell before apamea when dalassenos "lost" basil went to Syria destroyed the fatimids, and vassalized all of Syria don't let puny battles and ambushes distract you from reality

  • @erikk8629
    @erikk86298 ай бұрын

    Basil looked like santa!


    It's really a testament how much the Byzantines had to defend against the East and West-Northern threats.

  • @stanbatakarata6081


    2 ай бұрын

    Normal in Era for wars.Bulgaria haves enemy.East Roman Empire, Serbia, Hungaria, KIEVRuss, Tatars , Avars .Era is for survivor

  • @maif3ng
    @maif3ng8 ай бұрын

    Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch!

  • @pandoraeeris7860
    @pandoraeeris78608 ай бұрын

    Wait until they meet his brother, Oregano III, and their father Thyme!

  • @Rolilasx
    @Rolilasx7 ай бұрын

    May I ask why did you stop the Hannibal series? It was really good.

  • @Beastinanutshell
    @Beastinanutshell8 ай бұрын

    I recommend the battle of Durbe OR Raseiniai because those are easy... OR Rossbach

  • @RoboticDragon
    @RoboticDragon4 ай бұрын

    You guys ever finish or plan to finish the Rome series dealing with Hannibal in Rome?

  • @DustinBarlow8P
    @DustinBarlow8P7 ай бұрын

    Imagin how happy Basil would be if you where one of his nobles, or even one of his sons, and you actually compotent? It seems he just had a bunch of buffoons surrounding him, and had to do everything himself. If you could have crushed the Fatimids without Basil having to come all the way across the Empire, he probably would have made you crown prince immediately.

  • @user-cg2tw8pw7j


    7 ай бұрын

    The Fatimids were very, very strong, but their numbers were few, but the Romans at that time numbered 13 million people, and they could not defeat Bulgaria or the Fatimids. This was very, very embarrassing.

  • @Iamnotracistlmao


    7 ай бұрын

    @@user-cg2tw8pw7j fatamids were bigger than the romans bro what yu smoking?😭

  • @stevekook-xw3is


    7 ай бұрын

    ​@@user-cg2tw8pw7jGod daaaaamn u for real? I can't believe they were 13m people. No wonder in most wars Vs Bulgaria they had more men at the field. So lucky Kievan Rus managed to best Bulgaria tho. Otherwise they were getting their are handed to them from worse to worse as the years went by. In 680 they lost but it was Okey. About 250 years later they had to hide behind the capital city walls because the whole Balkans were very much at the mercy of Bulgaria. Tsar Samuel probably didn't had an elite army and I assume the proper army was lost in the former years at time of Tsar Peter. After all much would have been lost. Not that Tsar Samuel started from scratch but still. East Rome always had enough people to gather up a new army despite the old 1 being butchered down bad. It's like they always get another chance to fight because their capital could not be conquered by Bulgaria and they got so much population in Asia minor.

  • @panayiotisheers9620
    @panayiotisheers96208 ай бұрын

    It’s a goood day to be alive another eastern Roman vid helllll yeeea