Monthly Archives: March 2012

Normans VS Byzantines…ugh.

In the story, the visiting Norman palmers (pilgrims to the Holy Land, not necessarily crusaders) aren’t terribly welcome by the new emperor. One of the reasons why is that the Normans, after taking Sicily, inflicted heavy damage on the Byzantine army and nearly destroyed the ranks of the Varangian Guard during the Battle of Dyrrhachium […]