The Normans: The History of a Dynasty
The first great city to which the Crusaders came in 1089 was Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. It was the key to the foundation, survival and ultimate eclipse of the crusading kingdom. The riches and sophistication of the city nevertheless made a lasting impression on the crusaders, and through them on western European culture.
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abbey abbot amongst Angevin Anglo-Norman Anglo-Norman realm Anjou Anselm archbishop aristocratic army atheling barons battle Bayeux Belleme Bishop Odo Blois Boulogne brother campaign Capetian castle century Chronicle church claims Conqueror Count Elias count of Flanders count of Rouen Count William court cousin Crusade daughter death died ducal duchy Dudo Duke Richard Duke Robert duke's Earl Robert early empress enemies English Eustace exile father Fecamp fitz Flanders Frankish French Geoffrey heir Henry's historians household Hrolfr Jumieges King Henry King Stephen King William king's kingship knights lands lineage lord magnates March marriage medieval Meulan military monk Mortain Norman dynasty Normandy Odo of Bayeux Orderic Vitalis Oxford peace political prince Queen Mathilda Ranulf rebels reign rival Robert Curthose Robert of Gloucester Rollo Rouen royal Rufus's ruler siege succession Theobald throne uncle Vexin Viking Waleran William Clito William de Jumieges William Longsword William of Ypres William Rufus young