History remembers the persecution of early Christians as a clash between the Roman state and its traditional gods, and the new Christian cult and its upstart God. But is that really all there is to the story?
But is all as it seems? And if not, what actually occurred?
One of our favourite Garden Fellows, James Corke-Webster from Kings College London, is the historian who's going to help us work it out. Has history misunderstood not just how this persecution worked, but even who was actually responsible for it?