Constantine the Great and Christianity in Roman Britain

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 23rd Mar 2018

In AD 306, Constantine was acclaimed Roman emperor at York. This was an illegal action, but it did not deter him from becoming one of the most important and influential of all Roman emperors.

In this lecture, Sam Moorhead, British Museum, will outline Constantine’s rise to power and his adoption of the Christian faith, culminating in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in AD 312. After the Edict of Milan in 313, which ended the persecution of Christians, Christianity grew in the Roman Empire and in Britain. Although written sources are sparse, the British Museum has the best collection of 4th-century Christian objects north of the Alps, including the Hinton St Mary mosaic, the Water Newton treasure and the Lullingstone wall paintings. Using such objects and a range of other archaeological evidence, this lecture will outline the rich Christian heritage of late Roman Britain.

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2018-03-23 2018-03-23 Europe/London Constantine the Great and Christianity in Roman Britain Sam Moorhead, British Museum, will outline Constantine’s rise to power and his adoption of the Christian faith, culminating in the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in AD 312. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/23/constantine-the-great-and-christianity-in-roman-britain-165193 The British Museum,Great Russell Street, London,London,London

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