Empress Pulcheria: A woman truly ahead of her time. – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

One might wonder what the early fifth century Byzantine world would have been like if Aelia Pulcheria was not around and her younger brother Theodosius II was led by other ambitious men? Sometimes,…

Source: Empress Pulcheria: A woman truly ahead of her time. – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

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2 thoughts on “Empress Pulcheria: A woman truly ahead of her time. – If It Happened Yesterday, It’s History

  1. Pulcheria. What a great name. It sounds like something from a Monty Python sketch.
    I think the name should be revived, as it would be very popular with certain groups of people in parts of the UK. Just imagine the available options for shortening that name.
    Pul
    Pulch
    Pulchy
    Pulchie
    Chee
    Cheera
    Cheer
    Cheerie
    Cherri
    Ri
    Ria
    These, and many other affectionate derivatives, would be heard being bellowed across the concrete canyons of 1970s shopping precincts, and in school playgrounds all over the UK. Young men would have them tattooed on their necks and other body parts, and High Street jewellers would make a fortune from name-chain necklaces.
    If only that ancient lady had known the potential legacy of her birth-name.

    Best wishes, Pete.

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