February 11 – Theodora the Empress and Cædmon

Theodora the Empress, Restorer of Icons (d. 867) (aka “Theodora the Restora,” but only by me). After the restoration of icons in 787, iconoclasm once again raised its undepicted head in 814 (or 815) under Emperor Leo V. It was continued by his successor Michael II, who however urged more lenience on the iconodules than… Continue reading February 11 – Theodora the Empress and Cædmon