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Theodora Porphyrogenita (11th century)

Theodora Porphyrogenita, sometimes numbered Theodora III, was Byzantine Empress from 19 April 1042 to her death on 31 August 1056. She was sole empress regnant from 11 January 1055, she was born into the Macedonian dynasty that ruled the Byzantine Empire for two hundred years. Theodora became involved in political matters only late into her life, her father Constantine VIII was co-ruler of the Byzantine Empire for 63 years sole emperor from 1025 to 1028. After he died his older daughter, Zoë, co-ruled with her husbands her adopted son, Michael V, keeping Theodora watched. After two foiled plots, the princess was exiled to an island monastery in the Sea of Marmara in 1031. A decade the people of Constantinople rose against Michael V and insisted that she return to rule alongside her sister. After 65 days Zoë married again to Constantine IX. Theodora retired to a convent after the death of Zoë in 1050; when Constantine died, the seventy-four-year-old Theodora returned to the throne despite fierce opposition from court officials and military claimants.

For sixteen months she was a strong empress before being struck down by a sudden illness and dying aged seventy-six. She was the last ruler of the Macedonian line. Theodora was the third and youngest daughter of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine VIII and Helena, daughter of Alypius, she was Porphyrogenita, "born into the purple". Her father became co-emperor in 962 and sole emperor upon the death of his brother Basil II in 1025, his reign as sole emperor lasted less than three years, from 15 December 1025 to 15 November 1028. As an eligible imperial princess, Theodora was considered as a possible bride for the Holy Roman Emperor in the west, Otto III in 996. However, she was overlooked in favour of her sister Zoë. Otto III died. Basil II prevented his nieces from marrying any of the Byzantine nobility, calculating that such a marriage would have given their husbands a claim on the imperial throne; as women, Theodora and Zoë were unable to exercise any state authority. Theodora lived a life of virtual obscurity in the imperial gynaeceum.

Intelligent and possessing a strong and austere character, Theodora defied by sole emperor Constantine by refusing to marry the man her father had chosen to succeed him, Romanos Argyros, stating that Romanos was married – his wife having become a nun to allow Romanos to marry into the imperial family. Theodora further claimed that since Romanos and she were third cousins, it was too close a blood relationship for marriage to occur. Constantine VIII chose Theodora's sister. Zoë married Romanos three days. With the accession of Romanos, Theodora prudently retreated back into the gynaeceum, with its daily religious routines. Still, Zoë persuaded her husband to appoint one of his own men as the chief of Theodora's household, with orders to spy on her. Shortly afterwards, Theodora was accused of plotting to marry the Bulgarian prince Presian and usurp the throne with him. Presian was sent to a monastery. In 1031 she was implicated in a similar conspiracy, this time with Constantine Diogenes, the Archon of Sirmium.

Theodora was forcibly confined in the monastery of Petrion. During a visit, Zoë compelled her sister to take Holy Orders. Theodora remained there for the next eleven years, as Zoë managed the empire with her husbands Romanos III and, after his death, Michael IV. With Michael IV's death in December 1041, Zoë adopted Michael's nephew, crowned as Michael V. Although he promised to respect Zoë, he promptly banished her to a monastery on the Princes' Islands on charges of attempted regicide; this treatment of the legitimate heir to the Macedonian dynasty caused a popular uprising in Constantinople, on 19 April 1042, the people dethroned Michael V in support of not only Zoë, but Theodora as well. Michael V, desperate to keep his throne brought Zoë back from Princes' Island and displayed her to the people, but the population rejected his proposal that he continue to rule alongside Zoë. Key members of the court decided that flighty Zoë needed a co-ruler, backed the people's demand that it should be Theodora.

A delegation, headed by the patrician Constantine Cabasilas, went to the monastery at Petrion to convince Theodora to become co-empress. Theodora, accustomed to a life of religious contemplation, rejected their pleas out of hand, fled to the convent chapel to seek sanctuary. Constantine and his retinue pursued her, forcibly dragged her out and exchanged her monastic clothes for imperial ones. At an assembly at Hagia Sophia, the people escorted the now furious Theodora and proclaimed her empress with Zoë. After crowning Theodora, the mob stormed the palace. Zoë assumed power and tried to force Theodora back to her monastery, but the Senate and the people demanded that the two sisters should jointly reign; as her first act Theodora was called upon to deal with Michael V. Zoë, weak and manipulated, wanted to pardon and free Michael, but Theodora was far more strict, she guaranteed Michael's safety before ordering that he be blinded and spend the rest of his life as a monk. With Michael V dealt with, Theodora refused to leave Hagia Sophia until she had received a formal invitation from Zoë, some 24 hours after they had been crowned.

Theodora was the junior empress, her throne was situated behind

Alex Campbell (politician)

Alexander Bradshaw Campbell is a former politician of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He is the son of Cecilia L. Bradshaw, he entered politics by winning a seat in the legislature through a 1965 by-election in 5th Prince. The same year he was elected leader of the PEI Liberal Party and, in 1966 took the party to power becoming, at 32, one of the youngest premiers elected in Canada, he held the position of Attorney-General from 1966 until 1969. Campbell's government attempted to strengthen the province's economy and improve social conditions by instituting programs such as assistance to homeowners and homebuilders, his government revamped the educational system and established the PEI Heritage Foundation. He started the Land Development Corporation and the PEI Lending Authority to help develop the economy; the government brought in controls on absentee ownership of land. He left politics in 1978 to sit on the province's Supreme Court. Campbell attended Dalhousie University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a law degree, and, in 1959, he passed the bar in Prince Edward Island.

In 1971 he was recognized as a "Significant Sig" by the Sigma Chi fraternity, of which he is a member. A long-time resident of his hometown of Summerside, Campbell was a member of Scouts Canada and served as a Scout Leader. In his retirement, Campbell now resides in Stanley Bridge during the summer months and is a part-time winter resident of St. Petersburg, where he has organized a "Prince Edward Island Picnic" at Desoto Park on the second Sunday of March every year since 2000. Campbell was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013. "Alexander Bradshaw Campbell". Premiers Gallery. Government of Prince Edward Island. Archived from the original on 22 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-27

Terry Eames

Terry Eames is an English football manager and former professional player. He manages Roffey. Eames, who played as a full back, began his career with Crystal Palace, before making his professional debut in 1977 with Wimbledon, making 47 appearances in the Football League over the next three years, he played non-league football with Dulwich Hamlet and Kingstonian. Eames was appointed as the first manager of AFC Wimbledon in 2002, before being suspended in February 2004 on disciplinary grounds, he was sacked that month. After leaving that position, Eames became manager of Ash United in May 2004, he began his second spell as manager of Forest in February 2008. Eames was appointed manager of Sussex County Division 3 team Roffey in November 2011