Theodora set out to help women who were like the younger her. In her lifetime she helped many women and donated to many homes for women and former prostitutes, orphanages, hospitals, etc. These were incredibly grateful and always loved to talk to Theodora, sharing stories and just being friends.
House for women
Even though Theodora did all these amazing, wonderful things, people still judged and hated her. Well, the me judged her. The women were jealous.
I can't believe someone like her is actually admired. She's not even that pretty.
I can't believe she is our empress.
I know right we would be so much better.
What!? We would!
Even though Theodora never had any children with Justinian, he treated Theodora's daughter like his own. Their were wonderful.
Except, of course, nothing lasts forever. Theodora passed away in 548 C.E. at the age of 51 or 52 by cancer. Justinian never remarried.
Why!? Why did you have to leave me!? Why?!!
Justinian ruled for 17 more years, but he never seemed as focused or as brilliant as he did when he had Theodora by his side.