"Monument to Emperor Constantine" Minster Tip by Airpunk

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  Monument to Emperor Constantine
by Airpunk

Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor while he was in York. Although he was proclaimed Augustus (chief emperor) in 304, he only accepted the title of Caesar (emperor) and gained full power in 324. It was not until 306 when Constantine entered office.
The monument is placed close to the spot where he was proclaimed emperor. Its commemorative plaque honours him for the role he played in spreading Christianity in the western world. However, his real attitude to Christianity is still doubted. Constantine?s monument was presented by the York civic trust and unveiled on July 25th 1998. Today, the monument is probably the best known tribute to York?s Roman past, although many ruins and exhibits are also open for visitors. For more Roman York and Emperor Constantine, visit the Minster and pay special attention to the ruins of the Roman Fortress in the undercroft.

Address: Deangate, York YO1 7HH
Directions: The monument is located at the southern entrance of the minster.
Phone: +00 44 (0)1904 557200
Website: http://www.yorkminster.org/home.html

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  • Updated Aug 30, 2010
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