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50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Fall of Constantinople. In May 1453, Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, fell to the Ottomans after a 53-day siege. This conquest marked the end of the mighty Roman Empire and a key point in the Ottoman advance to the West. The collapse of the Byzantine Empire is a major event in European history, and is seen by some as signalling the end of the Middle Ages in Europe.
In just 50 minutes you will:
oUnderstand the historical, political and social context of mid-15th century Europe
oIdentify the two forces in the battle and their reasons for fighting
oAnalyse the outcome of the battle and its role in the end of the Byzantine Empire and the golden age of the Ottomans
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