The History of Byzantium


Back to the Narrative

I have now finished all of the videos of Istanbul. So do subscribe to the History of Byzantium Youtube channel if you’d like to see them. The first few will go up next week.


I have also completed our next Byzantine Story. It will be available in the next hour. It’s about a provincial magnate named Kekaumenos whose life gives us the invaluable perspective of a Roman outsider. Someone who viewed the Emperor and his bureaucracy with some suspicion.  For anyone interested in daily life in other parts of the Empire this is a must listen.


It will be available on the bonus episodes feed at Patreon and to anyone who is still subscribed at If your subscription ran out in the last year email me and I’ll add it to your feed for free.


You can also buy the episode on its own for $7 but remember from October the only place to get any bonus episodes will be Patreon. Go to to find out more. The feeds at Patreon are also advert-free.  


You’ll be pleased to hear that I am now going back to the narrative. I’ll be back soon with the reign of John Komnenos, son of Alexios.