Quick Fact: After 2 years of using a Catalan mercenary company to…

After 2 years of using a Catalan mercenary company to fight the Turks, the Byzantine emperor betrayed the company and tried to wipe them out in 1305. The mercenaries went on a rampage so destructive that the monks of Mount Athos only lifted their ban of Catalan citizens in the year 2000.. Ref: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalan_Company#Murder_of_Roger_de_Flor_and_massacre_of_Adrian%C3%B3polis

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