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Offline primuspilus

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Constantine XI
« on: April 11, 2016, 09:58:05 AM »
I was reading an old thread and some folks mentioned he was an apostate. Does anyone have info on this?

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Re: Constantine XI
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2016, 10:15:40 AM »
He supported the Florence union (like his brother John VIII). I'm not sure if "apostate" quite applies to someone who joins the Catholic church, but make what you will of it.
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Re: Constantine XI
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2016, 11:13:59 AM »
He had his bum on the line and unifying with the Catholics seemed like a good idea at the time to get him additional troops.  I think Genoa and maybe Venice (not 100% sure) sent soldiers and ships to fight in the siege.
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