September 10 – Empress Pulcheria

Empress Pulcheria (399(ish)–453) was the daughter of Emperor Arcadius, who died when she was nine and her brother Theodosius, the heir, was seven. When her regent disappeared mysteriously, Pulcheria, 16, was declared Augusta in her own right, and took over the regency. At this point (or just before), she and her sisters took a vow… Continue reading September 10 – Empress Pulcheria