Of Gaps and Interruptions

Helena is not a biographical subject that you can dive straight into. When I accepted the invitation from my publisher…

Valeria Galeria

Term has started and the little time I have I ought to really be spending on, well, writing Helena. This…

Motherland

It is a truth universally acknowledged on the internet that seventeen (or was it even eighteen?) Roman emperors were born…

Helena at Chatsworth House

What is the link between Napoleon I and Helena? Well, there is of course the island where the deposed French emperor…

Writing around Helena

Over the last year, I’ve been working on several projects to do with empresses in late antiquity:  one exploring residence…

Keep it human!

As soon as I decided to take up the challenge of writing a biography of Helena I knew I also…