The long reign of Alexius I
Comnenus was a period marked by turbulence and change in the Byzantine Empire.
Cameron focuses on Byzantium and mainly on the elite circles of its capital, Constantinople in the long 12th century: the Comnenian period, from the seizure of the throne by Alexius I
Comnenus in 1081 to the sack of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade in 1204.
Byzantine historian and daughter of the emperor Alexius I
The Byzantine Empire, now under Alexius I
Comnenus, who reigned from 1081 to 1118, was under attack not only by the Turks from the east but by the Normans from the west and appealed to the Western powers for help.
The Goodwood race is a reliable trial and Alexius is
open to more improvement, although stamina is a slight worry.
trained by Sir Michael Stoute and the Newmarket trainer will be hoping Sheikh Mohammed's colt can give him his first success in the great race.
the new favourite for the St Leger after an astonishing win at Goodwood yesterday.
undeniably talented and he might give Sir Michael Stoute his first win in the St Leger, but the IG quote surely over-estimates his chance of being placed.
KIEREN FALLON is convinced his mount Alexius is
the the horse to beat in today's St Leger-provided the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt gets off on terms in the final Classic.
to go through the starting stalls under Kieren Fallon in Newmarket tomorrow as connections leave no stone unturned in preparing the colt for the Rothmans Royals St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.