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1453: The sacking of Constantinople  
In 395 A.D., the Roman Empire was split in two. The focal point of power was the Eastern Roman Empire. Its capital was Byzantium, the antique trading city on the Bosphoros river. Emperor Constantine the Great renamed it “Constantinople.”

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What momentous event took place on 29 May 1453?
  The Romans invaded the British Isles.
  The Roman Empire pulled off its greatest victory.
  The fall of Constantinople
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