Phil

Phil

Posted on 01/30/2014


Photo taken on April 30, 2011



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York, Constantine The Great.

York, Constantine The Great.
Constantine the Great (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus Augustus; 274 – 337), also known as Constantine I or Saint Constantine, was Roman Emperor from 306 to 337. Constantine was the son of Flavius Valerius Constantius, a Roman army officer and his consort Helena. His father became Caesar, the deputy emperor in the west in 293. Constantine was sent East where he rose through the ranks to become a military tribune under the emperors Diocletian and Galerius. In 305, Constantius was raised to the rank of Augustus, senior western emperor, and recalled West to campaign under his father in Britannia. Acclaimed as emperor by the army after his father's death in 306, Constantine emerged victorious in a series of civil wars against the emperors Maxentius and Licinius to become sole ruler of both west and east by 324.
The first Roman emperor to convert to Christianity, Constantine played an influential role in the proclamation of the Edict of Milan, which decreed religious tolerance throughout the empire. He called the First Council of Nicaea in 325, at which the Nicene Creed was professed by Christians. In military matters, the Roman army was reorganised to consist of mobile field units and garrison soldiers capable of countering internal threats and barbarian invasions. Constantine pursued successful campaigns against the tribes on the Roman frontiers—the Franks, the Alamanni, the Goths, and the Sarmatians—even resettling territories abandoned by his predecessors during the turmoil of the previous century. The age of Constantine marked a distinct epoch in the history of the Roman Empire.
(Wikipedia).

Patrick Delevoy, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Marie-claire Gallet, Christine Boes-Schiller and 4 other people have particularly liked this photo


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ctofcsco
ctofcsco
Thanks for sharing your ★EXCELLENT★ image with me!
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
Nice place to sit in the sun

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3 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Sharp and fabulous, Phil!!

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3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Terrific capture!

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Puzzler4879
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Thank for sharing
3 years ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Great shot & fabulous narrative.
10 months ago.
John Lawrence
John Lawrence
Thank you for adding your image to Interesting History
10 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Gorgeous statue !!! Lucky you to have a town that begins by Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2 months ago.
Patrick Delevoy
Patrick Delevoy
Constantine the great desserves this fine statue close York Minster !
2 months ago.