Hazard, H. W. (ed.) / Volume III: The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries
VI: The Catalans in Greece, 1311-1380, pp. 167-224 PDF (10.1 MB)
224 A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES III Peter IV some forty years before, was most anxious to acquire. St. George was patron of England, however, as well as of Catalonia, and Bertranet for a time apparently contemplated the sale of the relic to king Richard II of England. 202 Bertranet clearly did not regard himself as holding Livadia by warrant of the king of Aragon, nor is there any evidence that the Catalans ever regained Thebes. In any event Thebes and Livadia became Florentine possessions, and Nerio Acciajuoli left them to his son Antonio I in 1394. Since Nerio also made a bequest to Bertranet ("Baltrineto di Salai"), the connection between the latter and the Acciajuoli is obvious. Bertranet may well have been in Nerio's employ. 203 By the beginning of the year 1394, however, the Turks were overrunning central Greece. They occupied Livadia. Obviously the invasion of the Navarrese Company under John de Urtubia had meant for the Catalans the permanent loss of ancient Boeotia and of Locris, and when in 1379 Peter IV of Aragon began the last decade of Catalan rule in continental Greece, he possessed little more than the capitals of the two duchies, now the city of Athens itself and Neopatras, together with some of their dependencies, and the so-called county of Salona. 202. Dipl., doc. DCXXXVIII, p. 667. Before December 1399 the head of St. George would pass into the possession of Alioto de Caupena, Catalan lord of Aegina, who seems to have received it from Bertranet (Dipl., docs. DCLIII—DCLV, DCLXIX, DCXCVIII). 203. For Nerio's will, see J. A. C. Buchon, Nouvelles recherches historiques, II (Paris, 1845), 257, 260, and Lampros, Eggrapha, part III, doc. 4, pp. 149, 152, and cf. Setton, Catalan Domination, pp. 147, 197.
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