The First Council of Nicaea.

Just as Constantine had consolidated his power, and the Empire had come together politically, a new deadly heresy threatened to […]

Anyone for Soup? Andy Warhol and ‘The Factory’ production line!

The expression (and I am paraphrasing here) “everyone wants be famous for 15 minutes” was credited to Andy Warhol. Was […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Over the past month I have been reading about western European history at the turn of the first millennium 1000 […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Diane, Princess of Wales and Jane McGarth

Diana, Princess of Wales Let me start by telling you the reader I am not a royalist. In 1981, when […]

Amazing Women Who Inspire Us: Hillary Clinton and Averil Cameron

Hillary Clinton You can say what you like about the Clintons. Depending on what side of the political fence you […]

The Portrait Statue of the Four Tetrarchs.

In my humble opinion, I believe that more than any other empire in history, both Rome and Byzantium are best […]

Nova Roma (Constantinople) Part 2

Having chosen the site of Byzantium as his new capital, in a traditional ceremony performed in 324, a line was […]

Nova Roma (Constantinople) Part 1

In around 1000 AD, Constantinople was arguably the greatest city in the Mediterranean world, if not the entire world. Trade, […]

Master of the Universe!

For quite some time, the boorish Maximinus Daia stylised himself in the vain of Augustus in the Asiatic east. He […]

Robert Horvat’s Fab Five : TE Lawrence, a PM, an Honest Man, Schindler & A Jedi

Originally posted on Yesterday Unhinged:
TE Lawrence. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This is the second part of my Fab Five…