In 1297 the war-torn Serbia Andronicus, after learning that his wife had died Milutin, decided on a diplomatic move: Serbian king offered his daughter from Iolanthe Simonides. However, the girl was only five short years, and her alleged husband approaching fortieth anniversary, but this sacrifice should bring. At Easter 1299 Andronicus Simonides personally escorted to Thessalonica, where was waiting for her groom. For centuries, the Byzantine Empire was the change of time of endless disaster, and Andronicus was unable to stop the accelerating fall. Constantinople even became a battlefield between Genoa and Venice, where they settle their disputes. In July 1296 the Venetian fleet reached the entrance to the Bosphorus and has made a fierce attack on the Genoese colony of Galata. When a fight broke imperial garrison, Venetians turned the fire on the city, and burned all the houses in the neighborhood. In December, the Genoese organized a counter-attack, destroying the main Venetian buildings in Constantinople and cutting out all of the Venetians, who occupied a prominent position here. The following summer, a new Venetian fleet - Andronicus brought a dispatch from the Doge. It accused the emperor that pandered to the Genoese in their aggression, declared liable for the damage the damage to the Venetians, and he was required to pay compensation. The squadron took place in the Golden Horn, set fire to one of the imperial galleys and several prisoners on board the Genoese returned to Venice.
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