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The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople.
1840. Oil on canvas. Louvre, Paris, France. More. [Order a Print][Order a Hand-Painted Reproduction]
The Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople
. The Western Christian authorities did not trust the Eastern Church; in order to punish the Eastern Christians into submission, crusaders were allowed to attack Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium, which was captured and ransacked in 1204.