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With the situation consolidated in his rear, Alexius took advantage with great skill of the division among the Turks of Rum to obtain the maximum territorial gains of the First Crusade, promoted by Pope Urban II. Thanks to this he recovered western Anatolia, although he could not prevent the Crusaders from creating independent states in Palestine and Syria.
In domestic politics, Alexius I strengthened royal authority and created a professional army and naval force. However, to achieve his goals he had to resort to granting land and tax exemptions to the Empire’s magnates, which helped to strengthen central power, but ultimately led to limited revenues in the state coffers. In the religious field he fought against heresies such as those of the Bogomilites and the Paulicians and favored the Orthodox Church, although on occasions he was forced to confiscate its goods to pay for the imperial policy.

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Alexius was by then the lover of Empress Maria Bagrationi, daughter of King Bagrat IV of Georgia, who had been the wife first of Michael VII Ducas and then of Botaniates, and was famous for her beauty. Alexius and Maria did not conceal their relationship, and lived together in the palace of Mangana. The young son of Maria and Michael VII, Prince Constantine Ducas, was adopted by Alexius and proclaimed his heir. This procured Alexius some dynastic legitimacy, but soon the emperor’s mother, Anna Dalasena, would cement the connection with the Ducas family by arranging the marriage of her son to Irene Ducas, granddaughter of Caesar John Ducas, head of the powerful feudal family and chief supporter of the former emperor Michael VII.
Alexius’ relationship with Maria continued, however. Shortly after her birth, Alexius and Irene’s first daughter, Anna Comnena, was promised in marriage to the heir Constantine Ducas, and moved to live in the Mangana Palace with the two lovers. However, the situation changed drastically when Irene had a son, John: the betrothal between Anna and Constantine, who lost his status as imperial heir, was undone; the princess was taken to the main palace to live with her mother and grandmother and Alexius broke his relationship with Mary. Shortly thereafter the young Constantine died, and Maria was confined to a convent.

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Alexius was then the lover of Empress Maria Bagrationi, daughter of King Bagrat IV of Georgia, who had been the wife first of Michael VII Ducas and then of Botaniates, and was famous for her beauty. Alexius and Maria did not conceal their relationship, and lived together in the palace of Mangana. The young son of Maria and Michael VII, Prince Constantine Ducas, was adopted by Alexius and proclaimed his heir. This procured Alexius some dynastic legitimacy, but soon the emperor’s mother, Anna Dalasena, would cement the connection with the Ducas family by arranging the marriage of her son to Irene Ducas, granddaughter of Caesar John Ducas, head of the powerful feudal family and chief supporter of the former emperor Michael VII.
Alexius’ relationship with Maria continued, however. Shortly after her birth, Alexius and Irene’s first daughter, Anna Comnena, was promised in marriage to the heir Constantine Ducas, and moved to live in the Mangana Palace with the two lovers. However, the situation changed drastically when Irene had a son, John: the betrothal between Anna and Constantine, who lost his status as imperial heir, was undone; the princess was taken to the main palace to live with her mother and grandmother and Alexius broke his relationship with Mary. Shortly thereafter the young Constantine died, and Maria was confined to a convent.

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Alexius was then the lover of Empress Maria Bagrationi, daughter of King Bagrat IV of Georgia, who had been the wife first of Michael VII Ducas and then of Botaniates, and was famous for her beauty. Alexius and Maria did not conceal their relationship, and lived together in the palace of Mangana. The young son of Maria and Michael VII, Prince Constantine Ducas, was adopted by Alexius and proclaimed his heir. This procured Alexius some dynastic legitimacy, but soon the emperor’s mother, Anna Dalasena, would cement the connection with the Ducas family by arranging the marriage of her son to Irene Ducas, granddaughter of Caesar John Ducas, head of the powerful feudal family and chief supporter of the former emperor Michael VII.
Alexius’ relationship with Maria continued, however. Shortly after her birth, Alexius and Irene’s first daughter, Anna Comnena, was promised in marriage to the heir Constantine Ducas, and moved to live in the Mangana Palace with the two lovers. However, the situation changed drastically when Irene had a son, John: the betrothal between Anna and Constantine, who lost his status as imperial heir, was undone; the princess was taken to the main palace to live with her mother and grandmother and Alexius broke his relationship with Mary. Shortly thereafter the young Constantine died, and Maria was confined to a convent.

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