THE BATTLE OF MONTEMAGGIORE – NORMAN LOMBARD REVOLT
4th May 1041
This was a battle fought between the Byzantine army and a joint Norman-Lombard force
This battle was a part of a Norman-Lombard revolt against the Byzantine Empire.
Close to the Ofanto River, Southern Italy
BYZANTINE VARANGIAN GUARD
THE LOMBARDS AND NORMANS
William Iron Arm
After their earlier victory in the Battle of Olivento, the Normans had attracted many new soldiers and they were feeling strong and confident. The Normans began the battle by charging at the Byzantine army. Despite having a larger army, the Byzantines were thrown into disarray and were defeated by the Normans.
A decisive Norman victory
The Byzantine army was recalled to Constantinople and the Normans went on to conquer much of Southern Italy
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