Constantine the Great, his son, was first proclaimed emperor at Eboracum.
He was the son of Constantius Chlorus, and was with him at Eboracum at the time of his death, and there assumed the purple.
Constantius, a man of the greatest humanity, having conquered Allectus, died at Eboracum in the sixteenth year of his reign.
Severus, however, failed as completely as Agricola had failed before him, and he died soon after his return to Eboracum.
During the residence of the court, Eboracum reached to the highest state of splendour.
Two hundred years is a considerable length of time, even in the history of a nation, and much happened in Eboracum in that while.
Amongst others, the free inhabitants of Eboracum and Verulamium enjoyed the coveted rights of Roman citizenship.
But whence the original “Eboracum” derived or what it meant is purely conjectural.