Irene, the Terrible?

I am Irene of Athens.  From 797-802, I ruled the Byzantine Empire.  My husband was Emperor Leo IV and after his death, I became guardian of our 10-year-old son, Constantine VI and co-emperor with him. When he was older, my son’s attempt to seize power was crushed by me.  He banished me from court but I returned …

The Tragedy of Divorce

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind - Shannon L. Adler I thought that when George and I tied the knot twenty years ago, it was for keeps.  Was I naive …

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