Manuel wrote to Istvan III, complaining of seizure of Bela's lands & treatment of Istvan IV

Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Concluded his letter to Stephanos 53 with reference to the treaty over Bela 53: if the king wanted it, why not keep its terms? If he did not, then Manuel would abandon it and not force the issue (:) Kinnamos 218.1-5
  • Camped at Petrikon and wrote to Stephanos 53 that he had disregarded his own brother Bela 53'’s bequest from their father (confirmed by himself), and had treated badly Stephanos 54, his uncle and Manuel’'s relation (:) ἀδελφῷ τῷ σῷ ... πατὴρ ὁ ἡμῶν ... γαμβρὸν ... κράτει γεγονότα τῷ ἡμῶν Kinnamos 217.16-218.5