Tag: roman empire
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Julius Caesar
Posted: 20 October 2010 in Military Leaders, Politicians
Tags: caesar, roman empire

Gaius Julius Caesar was born on 13 July 100BC. His father’s name was also Gaius Julius Caesar, and his mother was Aurelia Cotta, whose family had some influence in Roman society. Caesar’s father died in 85BC, making the 15 year old Caesar head of his family. The following year he married Cornelia, the daughter of […]

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St Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland
Posted: 24 February 2009 in Religious Personalities
Tags: dark ages, fifth century, lives of saints, paganism, patron saint of ireland, roman empire

By the early fifth century the Roman Empire was on the point of collapse, the Dark Ages were about to descend upon Western Europe, and extant records about the lives of saints, or anything else, are thin on the ground. Nevertheless, one character of whom we know a little,  and dating from this period, is […]

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