28 – Constantine and Britannia Sitting in a Tree

Oh yeah, we've got a real love affair going on here.

(History of Britain, History of England, History of Wales, History of Scotland, Celtic History, Roman History)

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  2 comments for “28 – Constantine and Britannia Sitting in a Tree

  1. James Worthington
    December 29, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I really enjoy your podcasts, and I am learning so much about this era of history. In fact, I used to avoid the Roman era, but this has made it very accessible for me. The only comment I have on this podcast is that you mentioned that Constantine, soon after Milvan Bridge, was a newly baptized Christian. This is inaccurate. He indeed became a protector of the Church, and gradually gave it more and more favors. But he was not baptized until about 9 days before his death. He thought that he could not carry out the duties of state – in all its gore – and be baptized. So, he waited. In his last days, he lived in the actual church building, wearing his baptismal robes, and forsaking the ambiguous duties of a secular ruler. This is one of the reasons, in addition to his protection, that he is counted as one of the saints of the Roman and Orthodox Churches.

    • Jamie
      December 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you very much for the correction. I’ll mention it in the next podcast. Thanks again!

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