Tag: A short history of Byzantium

St. Helena: Empress and beloved mother of Constantine I

St.Helena is a revered saint amongst Christians around the world, particular the orthodox community, for her tireless work with the […]

Constantine The Builder!

In our modern age, Presidents, Prime Ministers and other leaders who serve in political office often hope that they leave […]

Saint or Sinner?

Constantine, without a doubt in my humble opinion, was a very strange man. Don’t get me wrong, he was an […]

The Nicene Creed

After the whole assembly of Bishops were seated at the first council (of Nicaea) Constantine advised them that he wanted to […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]