Sunday, February 12, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 7th secular

Heraclius Constantinus II, 641 and Heracleonas, 641
- sons of Heraclus who died within a few months, either from assassination or military revolt

Constans II, 641-668
- a grandson of Heraclius, an able and energetic ruler - most of his reign was spent in trying to fight off the Arabs - the Arabs took Alexandria (the most important city in Egypt) in 643, invaded North Africa in  647, captured Cyprus in 648 and Armenia in 653 - he was murdered during a military mutiny in Sicily
 Constans II

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