Jonathan Harris – Byzantine Valhalla: The Life and Death of the Church of the Holy Apostles

Event Date: 27 October 2014

Windsor Auditorium

Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX

Royal Holloway University of London Department of History presents:

Inaugural Lecture

Professor Jonathan Harris (RHUL) – Byzantine Valhalla: The Life and Death of the Church of the Holy Apostles

The Holy Apostles was the second largest church in Byzantine Constantinople. Consecrated in 370 CE, it housed the tombs of Emperor Constantine I and his successors and stood for a thousand years until the Ottoman conquest of 1453. This lecture will reconstruct the building’s appearance and trace its role both in imperial ceremonial and the very murky world of Byzantine politics.

Introduction by Professor Katie Normington (RHUL):

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Vote of Thanks by Dr Catherine Holmes (Oxford):

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