Why Constantius II Executed Gallus

When Constantius II ordered the massacre of 337, he spared Constantius Gallus and his younger brother Julian due to their young age. For the next ten odd years, he kept his cousins under close guard, allowing them only to study. But in 351, Constantius summoned Gallus to see him. He was about to march west to crush the rebel Magnentius, who had usurped the throne. Since Constantius could not leave the east undefended against the Persians, he chose to make Gallus Caesar of the East. What Constantius did not expect was the need to remove Gallus a few years later. Find out why Constantius had to execute Gallus.
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Dissension Amongst the Sons of Constantine

Constantine the Great preached and worked for unity throughout his entire life. Ironically, when he died, there was to be no unity in the empire. Not only did the church remain divided, even his sons could not stop fighting amongst themselves. The fighting led to instability and chaos at a time when external threats assailed the empire. Read on to find out who emerged victorious and how he did it.
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