|Title||The Emperor Constantine|
|Year of Publication||1993|
|Number of Pages||256|
|Publisher||Weidenfeld & Nicolson|
|Keywords||Constantine, Edirne, emperor, Roman|
This is a biography of Constantine - famous for being the first Christian emperor of Rome and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - which aims to reach past the public persona to the private man. Was he the last notable Roman emperor, or the first medieval monarch? Was he a saint and hero, or should he be regarded as a murderer who killed his wife, his eldest son and many of his friends to further his own ambitions?