Why did the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies only have one Sicily? (Short Animated Documentary)

The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was a dirty liar who only had one Sicily. To find out why this grave injustice was accepted watch this short and simple animated history documentary.

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  1. 0:34 that French prince, Charles of Anjou, is one of the most interesting people in medieval history. At the height of his power he was probably the single most influential person in Europe, but suffered a devastating blow with the "Sicilian vespers".

  2. Ok, the real reason there were two kingdoms of Sicily is that you technically can't invent a kingdom and make yourself a king. The existence of a kingdom, in Christian Europe, had to be sanctioned by the Pope.
    The Norman kingdom of Sicily had been sanctioned by Pope Innocent II in 1130. On the contrary, there had never been a kingdom of southern Italy (infact, IE, Robert Guiscard was Duke of Apulia and Calabria, not king). So, after the Angevines had been driven away from Sicily, to mantain the title of "king", and not be downgraded to "duke", they had to pretend they had left Sicily only temporary, and they were still the legitimate kings of Sicily, hence the name.

  3. Fun video! First time here. Love Italian history! 😁I’ve been to Castello Aragonese d'Ischia, Napoli, twice. (ironically my profile pic lol) Well, in the “torture room” part of the museum there is a plaque from when it was also, “The Kingdom ofNaples and Sicily” 📸🏰 I’m subscribed!

  4. You know, I kind of figured it was something along those lines, two places called "Kingdom of Sicily" that joined together. Granted, I assumed it would have been that both controlled part of the actually island.

  5. I just can't belive Dave would be abke to know that lie, I am sure he is a secret soviet spy but there is no way he would be able to know that there is but one sicily in the kingdom of the two sicilies

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