Chronicles of the Crusades - Chapter 7, Voyage to Scutari through Chapter 12, Second Siege of Constantinople Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7, Voyage to Scutari through Chapter 12, Second Siege of Constantinople Summary and Analysis

The fleet sails from the port of Corfu in 1203. On reaching Cape Malia, they find two ships full of those who had previously deserted the army. The fleet stops at Andros and overruns the area until the Emperor pays them in money and goods. Other troops, however, land in a town near Turkey, and instead of raiding it, protect it and make peace. The ships land at Constantinople, and eventually make their way to the port at Scutari, where they meet the Emperor Alexius, the man who imprisoned Issac and Prince Alexius. For nine days, the French army camps on one side of the straits while Alexius and his army camp on the other.

A reconnaissance force of French soldiers attacks a Greek...

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