Creating The Universal Roman

Rome had long struggled to cope with the drain on finances as its riches were robbed whilst being transported to Rome. Rome’s Senate could never agree on a means to resolve the problem: provide the conquered with a Roman identity to induce respect, honesty and loyalty. Offering people membership of Rome.

Only those born of or in Rome, with family names could be called Roman.   Read more…

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Catholicism

Those who had embraced the initial status of ‘quasi’ Roman identity, like the Roman Britanni on Great Britain and elsewhere throughout the empire would be the first to embrace this religion of Rome during the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries spreading the faith, bestowing a universal Roman identity.

The word Catholic comes from the Greek language and translates as ‘universal.’   Read more…

Saint George

Saint George, patron saint of England, is also patron saint of a few other places: Georgia; Malta; Gozo; Portugal and Romania. One of the most venerated Saints in the Catholic Church, ‘Georgios’ died on 23 April 303, the day named in his honour. He was born between 275-281 AD, almost certainly born in Lydda, Palestine; or Cappadocia, Turkey; or Silene, a fictional town in Libya…or fictional Beirut. Read more…