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Constantine the Great 274 – 337 | by York Minster
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Constantine the Great 274 – 337

Statue on the south side of the Minster

 

Near here Constantine the Great was proclaimed Roman Emperor in 306. His recognition of the civil liberties of his Christian subjects and his own conversion to the Faith, established the religious foundation of Western Christendom.

 

This statue was provided by the York Civic Trust and unveiled by the Rt. Revd. And Rt. Hon. Lord Coggan D.D, formerly Archbishop of York and of Canterbury, on 25 July 1998.

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Taken on January 13, 2011