Constantine joins his father Constantius in the west, and assists him in a campaign against the Picts (in modern-day Scotland)

25 July: Constantius dies at Eburacum (York); Constantine is immediately proclaimed Augustus by his soldiers.

Galerius offers a compromise Third Tetrarchy: Severus as Augustus and Constantine as Caesar.

Constantine takes up principle residence at Trier (till 312); Helena may have joined Constantine's household at this point.

28 October: The Senate and the Praetorian Guard in Rome proclaim Maxentius (son of former Augustus Maximian) as emperor princeps. Maximian comes out of retirement to support his son.

[The] gap in our knowledge about Helena's life lasts at least until 306, when the troops in York proclaimed Constantine the successor of his father. It is generally assumed that from this time on Helena joined Constantine's court.
Jan Willem Drivjvers, Helena Augusta: the mother of Constantine the Great and the legend of her finding the true cross (New York: E.J. Brill, 1992), p. 21.

At Trier, too, Constantine was joined by his mother Helena, for whom it was at last safe to emerge from the obsurity which had been her lot since her separation from Constantius.
Hans A. Pohlsander, The Emperor Constantine (New York: Routledge, 1996), p. 17.

Using Trier as his base of operations, [Constantine] campaigned successfully against the Franks in 306-7 and against Bructeri (north of the Ruhr) in 307-8. Two Frankish kings captured in the course of the former campaign he fed to the beasts in the amphitheatre of Trier; in the course of the latter campaign he constructed a bridge across the Rhine at Colonia Agrippina (Cologne). He was campaigning against the Franks and Alamanni in 310 when he received word of Maximian's usurpation [at Arles]. 3 He also found time for two visits to Britain, one in 307, the other probably in 310.
Hans A. Pohlsander, The Emperor Constantine (New York: Routledge, 1996), p. 17.




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