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Imperial Passions, The Porta Aurea, by Eileen Stephenson

Cover Reveal!

Sharing the cover of my new novel, Imperial Passions – The Porta Aurea. It tells the story of the life of Anna Dalassena, the mother of Alexios I Comnenus. It ends when her brother-in-law, Isaac Comnenus, seizes the throne. My next novel will tell her story from that time to

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Anna Comnena, 12th century princess and writer

Dueling Historians

The husband and wife historians, Nikephoros Bryennios and Anna Comnena, had very different opinions of the same events.

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Byzantine Empress Zoe

The Story of Zoe and Her Three Husbands

Once upon a time, in the distant city of Constantinople that was the golden capital of the Roman Empire in the 11th century, lived Princess Zoe. Unfortunately, Zoe’s story diverges from the usual fairy tales with their happy endings. Our Zoe was not a young princess when the story opens.

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Constantine XI Palaiologos, the last emperor of the Byzantine empire

May 29th Commemorations

The day of May 29th coincided in 2017 with several anniversaries of note. It was the 100th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s birth. Also, in the U.S. the Memorial Day holiday when we remember our war dead fell that year on May 29th. The Last Emperor Constantine XI

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