How did the Byzantine Empire hold off so many enemies for so long?
The Byzantines knew that enemies would have to take the Golden Horn to have a chance of sacking the city so they placed a 300m long chain to protect it. There were also various sea walls built and they only failed the city once; during the Fourth Crusade. There were approximately 90 watchtowers spread around the walls.
What if Byzantium never fell?
By 1453, the Byzantine Empire was practically non-existent. They only had the fabled city of Constantinople, ruined by the Crusaders in 1204, and robbed of its riches. If the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire never collapsed, we might not have had the Protestant Reformation.
Why did the Romans leave Britain in 410 AD?
By the early 5th century, the Roman Empire could no longer defend itself against either internal rebellion or the external threat posed by Germanic tribes expanding in Western Europe. This situation and its consequences governed the eventual permanent detachment of Britain from the rest of the Empire.
How many times did the Romans invade Britain?
When did the Romans invade Britain? Over the course of nearly one hundred years, the Romans attempted to invade Britain three times.
Did Julius Caesar invade Britain?
In the course of his Gallic Wars, Julius Caesar invaded Britain twice: in 55 and 54 BC. On the first occasion Caesar took with him only two legions, and achieved little beyond a landing on the coast of Kent. The second invasion consisted of 628 ships, five legions and 2,000 cavalry.
What did Romans bring to Britain?
With 10,000 soldiers in Britain, based at forts such as Birdoswald, having access to tasty, convenient food (like burgers…) was vitally important and vendors serving fast food would have been commonplace in large towns. The Romans also introduced staple foods such as apples, pears and peas to Britain.
What happened to the Celts when the Romans invaded?
When the Romans invaded, the Celtic tribes had to decide whether or not to fight back. If they made peace, they agreed to obey Roman laws and pay taxes. In return, they could keep their kingdoms. After years of heavy taxes and the Romans taking their land, some Celtic tribes were desperate for revenge.