Sicilian Vespers, Part I: The Uprising

27m · September 4, 2021

Sicilian Vespers, Part I: The Uprising

In the middle of the 13th Century, a violent uprising began on the island of Sicily in an attempt to oust the French King, Charles I of Anjou, that left approximately 13,000 people dead over the course of six weeks. This violent uprising also sparked a wider pan-Mediterranean war between the Spanish crown of Aragon, the Angevin Kingdom of Naples, the Byzantine Empire, and the Kingdom of France. In part one of this two-part series, Josh explores the causes of the uprising and the immediate aftermath. (Josh)   Click here for tips for  Or here to buy some  We are now on  checked by members of our team! And you can find out how to support us through our 


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