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3rd Century 200 – 299

Cult of the Virgin Mary

Cult of the Virgin Mary

The Cult of the Virgin Mary is seen by many as having its origins in the Medieval period but the mythologizing of Mary began with Pope Gregory I. It grew as the Crusaders returned to the west and shrines and icons to the Virgin Mary appeared in churches, on the wayside and in people’s homes.

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Carausius and Allectus

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Roman Timeline

Carausius and Allectus are known as the Roman usurpers who took control of Britain in 286 AD. Coins are the only real evidence we have of their limited tenure in Britain.

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