025 – Domination, Rebellion, Domination

by / Monday, 01 August 2016 / Published in

In this episode it’s Domination, Rebellion, and more Domination. We’re finally going to see how the Byzantines rule Bulgaria, and how the Bulgarians feel about being ruled.

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Below are the images for this week’s episode. WARNING, SPOILERS!

Here is how Bulgarian lands were divided into Byzantine administrative units.

Byzantine Administrative Divisions

The extent of the Byzantine Empire at the death of Basil II in 1025.

Byzantium at the Death of Basil II in 2025

By Nécropotame (French version); Cplakidas (English translation) – Translated and extensively modified from Image:Map_Byzantine_Empire_1025-de.svg, CC BY-SA 2.5,

Peter Delyan is proclaimed Tsar Peter II


The extent of Tsar Peter II’s rebellion at its peak.

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The garrison of Thessalonica pursues the Bulgarian army after its loss in the Second Battle of Thessalonica in 1040.


Tsar Peter II is violently blinded by Alusian at a banquet in 1041.