Born to a lesser house, Theodore's marriage to the Emperor's daughter Anna quickly saw his status in the empire rise. Despite his significant political and military clout, he remains one man in the face of overwhelming corruption, neglect and …
Born to the purple, Alexios had little chance to enjoy the fruits of his position. When his uncle usurped the throne, the child prince was thrown in prison, though he escaped Isaac's fate and kept his eyes intact.
Help came in the form of two …
The son of a powerful Venetian jurist, Enrico Dandolo never lacked for anything... except primacy. His father and uncle both lived uncannily long lives, so Enrico did not come into his full fortune and inheritance until he was in his sixties. Until that …
Boniface of Montferrat
Boniface I, Marquess of Montferrat, is a well-respected soldier and leader in Europe. In his youth, he spent much of his time rescuing damsels in distress. His daring escapades quickly gave him experience and renown. When Count Theobald III of …