013 – Bulgaria reborn

Saturday, 11 October 2014 by

012 – Saint and Tsar

Thursday, 11 September 2014 by

Conversion, fratricide, guerrilla warfare, and a rising power in the West are what greet the successors of Omurtag as an era of Bulgarian history draws to a close.

010 – Omurtag, The Builder

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 by

009 – Khan Krum

Thursday, 08 May 2014 by

In this episode we explore a series of Khans and a series of wars with Byzantium.

Avitohol lived 300 years. His clan was Dulo and he ascended to the throne in the fourth year of the serpent.

005 – A Savior of Europe

Monday, 03 March 2014 by

So we find Bulgaria at the beginning of the 8th century still dangerously positioned on what was so recently Byzantine land, sandwiched between one of the great empires of the day and a vast and dangerous steppe full of volatile tribes. But the new Bulgarian state had just survived what history has shown time and

In the last episode we discussed the complex and chaotic series of events which led to the breakup of the Old Great Bulgaria based around modern Ukraine. We saw how and why the Slavs and the Proto-Bulgarians under Asparukh migrated down into the Balkans and how the Byzantines failed to stop them in spectacular style.