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2 Responses to “28 – Constantine and Britannia Sitting in a Tree”
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.
Thank you very much for the correction. I’ll mention it in the next podcast. Thanks again!
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