Sunday, March 11, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 9th secular

Staurakios, 811
- son of Nicephorus, reigned only a few months

Michael I, 811-813
- brother-in-law to Staurakios, incompetent

Leo V, 813-820
- was put on the throne by the army - the army believed that the monks were trying to take
control of the government - Leo wasn't really concerned about religion, but in 815, the icons
were banned again

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