December 16 – Theophano the Empress; Adelaide of Burgundy

Theophano the Empress (d. 893 or maybe 897) had ancestors, but her contemporary biographers didn’t know who they were (or if they knew, they were too polite to say). Her story is closely tied up with that of her husband, who was not a saint, as you shall see. Leo the Wise was the son… Continue reading December 16 – Theophano the Empress; Adelaide of Burgundy