Bardas sentence example

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  • Bardas justified this usurpation by introducing various internal reforms; in the wars of the period Michael himself took a more active part.
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  • In 861 Michael and Bardas invaded Bulgaria and secured the conversion of the king to Christianity.
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  • In 867 Michael was assassinated by Basil the Macedonian, a former groom, who had overthrown the influence of Bardas and in 866 been associated in the Empire.
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  • The dissensions between the patriarch Ignatius and Bardas, the uncle of the youthful Emperor Michael III., brought promotion to Photius.
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  • He succeeded in escaping and was ultimately lucky enough to enter the service of Theophilitzes, a relative of the Caesar Bardas (uncle of Michael III.), as groom.
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  • The next step was to murder the powerful Caesar Bardas, who, as the emperor was devoted to amusement, virtually ruled the empire; this was done with the emperor's consent by Basil's own hand (April 866), and a few weeks later Basil was raised to the imperial dignity.
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  • This was Bardas Sclerus, whom the eunuch deposed from his post of general in the East.
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  • To oppose him, Bardas Phocas, another general who had revolted in the previous reign and been interned in a monastery, was recalled.
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  • As a result Michael grew up a debauchee, and fell under the sway of his uncle Bardas, who induced him to banish Theodora to a convent and practically assumed the chief control (857).
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