The History of Byzantium

Irene rules alone but the search for her successor undermines her. Then I recap the century and look at what Iconoclasm really represents.

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An army revolt leads to Constantine becoming sole ruler. But soon Irene is back in the palace while her son searches in vain for military glory. Eventually though her desire to rule again overwhelms her love for her son.

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The Empress Irene becomes Regent for her son Constantine VI and sets about securing their rule. She manages to gain the support of the bureaucracy, army and church. Then she organises another Ecumenical Council to restore the Icons.

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Thoughts on the John Chrysostom series

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