Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Teaser Tuesday - June 29

Teaser Tuesday
The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
It was soundly defeated while it was besieging the Danubian city of Nicopolis (Nikopol in the modern Bulgaria); thousands were massacred by the Turks. The disaster prompted the Emperor Manuel II Palaeologos to travel as far west as England appealing for renewed help; he got much sympathy and won much esteem for his dignity and courtliness; but no practical assistance.
The 1396 crusade in Diarmaid MacCulloch's A History of Christianity England opting out again... I'm nearly through this mammoth tome and I've really rather enjoyed it, I teased a few months back from this book when I was starting this epic.

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