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The Victor

February 18th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Victor · christianity, history

Like most great conquerors of history, Flavius Valerius Constantinus was also a bastard and a usurper. Beginning with his father, the neo-Flavians had a knack for the early, embarrassing sexual entanglements. Constantine’s dad dropped his mother, Helena, like a rock when an opportunity arose to marry into an Imperial family — some question whether the […]

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