5 Epic Battles of Bohemond
Robert Guiscard originally intended for his eldest son to inherit his newly conquered duchy on the southern Italian peninsula. Little did Robert know that his firstborn, nicknamed Bohemond after a legendary giant, would go on to be one of the most noteworthy military minds of his generation: a chief leader of the First Crusade, and founder of the Principality of Antioch. Bohemond of Taranto was a tall, powerfully built Norman warrior lord with a thirst for conquest and a talent for battlefield tactics. He became one of the most respected and feared men in the Muslim, Byzantine, and Latin Christian worlds. Today, we’ll examine some of the battles that made him famous.