Monday, January 25, 2010

The Emperor's New Clothes

Constantine sits outside of York Minster in all weathers, but doesn't feel a thing. Did he really feel anything about his new faith? He was declared emperor of Rome while in York, but had battles to fight before he secured his throne.

The debate over the genuineness of his conversion to Christianity still rages. What is sure is that his mother, Helen, was a devout follower of Jesus Christ. One of York's churches is dedicated to her, and gives its name to the square where it is situated.

The St Helen's that we know best, however, is in London, right next to the Gherkin and the Lloyds building.


  1. Didn't know the part about Constantine being in York when declared emperor. It seems so far from Rome. It makes me laugh the way the snow makes a little hat on his head.