Some years ago I was sitting with a famous lion-like retired Cardinal and the topic of our birthday dates came up. When I told him mine, 28 October, he pondered for a while. Then he mentioned that it was also the date of the election of John XXIII. Then he mentioned that it was also Cardinal Lercaro’s birthday. Then he said, “Three disasters in one day!”
Today is also, however, the 1700th anniversary of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge!
For a great book on Constantine, get this.
The excellent Constantine: Roman Emperor, Christian Victor by Paul Stephenson. (Kindle version HERE. UK book HERE. UK paperback HERE.) It is well worth your time. The book was originally suggested to me by His Hermeneuticalness himself!