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https://flic.kr/p/D777Md | Poitiers - Sainte-Radegonde | Radegonde (aka "Radegund", "Radegundis") was a princess, born in Thuringia around 520. She was married to Chlothar I but left her husband and founded the convent "Sainte-Marie-Hors-les-Murs" in Poitiers around 552. The nunnery was the first and became the most important in the Frankish Empire. After having received a fragment of the "True Cross" from the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I, the name of...

Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (c.482-565) Son of Sabbatius and Vigilantia. Husband to Theodora. Reigned 38 years.

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The Vandalic War was a conflict fought in North Africa between the forces of the Eastern Roman Empire and the Vandalic Kingdom of Carthage, in 533–534. It was the first of Justinian I's wars of reconquest of the lost Western Roman Empire.

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Map of the Byzantine Empire 565 AD. This map depicts the Empire at the death of Justinian I, who had reigned from 527 to 565 as sole Emperor, sometimes in concert, and sometimes in conflict, with his powerful wife Theodora. Through a series of hard-fought and destructive wars against Goth and Vandal successor states in the former territory of the western Roman Empire, Justinian had re-extended the Empire's boundaries to southern Spain, the Italian peninsula and North Africa. The…

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Basilica di San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale)

Justinian I *the Great* Byzantine Emperor (c.482--565) Son of Sabbatius and Vigilantia. Husband to Theodora. Reigned 38 years. From a contemporary portrait mosaic in the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna

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