York) makes another brief appearance in an Anderson text. In Poul and Karen Anderson, The Dog And the Wolf, Chapter XXI, section 6, pp. 425-426, troops in Eboracum shout "'Hail, Caesar!'" as Flavius Claudius Constantinus - not the famous Constantine - announces that he is the strong man that Rome needs. His legion has proclaimed, then killed, two before him.
Do they not tire of cliches? Gratillonius is asked if he is about to reach for the purple but replies that he is not. He did what was necessary and will then return home. He tries to show the authorities what is needed but does not usurp their power. He would have opposed Gratianus, Constantinus' predecessor, if that would-be Emperor had crossed from Britannia.
Eboracum was where the first Constantine was proclaimed but times change. The Empire has become unsalvageable.