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date: 27 Feb
Constantine I Born     -  27th February 272AD  -     A lot has been written about the importance of this Emperor and his effect on the Roman Empire and the Christian religion, amongst other areas. Was he the key to the spread of Christianity or did...
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  • Emperors
  • Roman
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date: 24 Aug
The Eruption of Mount Vesuvius     -  24th August 79AD  -     A story of endless fascination the world over, the eruption of Pompeii has been recreated on TV and film on numerous occasions. The towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum have become some of...
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  • Empires
  • Roman
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date: 06 Jan
January:  New Beginnings  -  January is a time of new beginnings and starts. It is perhaps worth remembering why the month is so called. All the months of our calendar come from Roman times before Christ.  January itself is named after Janus the God...
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  • Religion
  • Roman
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date: 18 Jul
The Great Fire of Rome     -  July 18/19 64AD  -     ‘Nero fiddled while Rome burned’ is a well-known phrase. It has a double meaning. Firstly that Nero was wholly ineffectual as a leader but he also played music and lived a decadent lifestyle whist...
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  • Emperors
  • Roman
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date: 25 Dec
Christmas is the day when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus, who they consider to be the Son of God. The name itself comes from the Mass of Christ which is where they remember that Jesus died for them and came back to life....
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  • Religion
  • Roman
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  • Victorians