The post-apostolic period concerns the time after the death of the apostles (roughly 100 AD) until persecutions ended with the legalisation of Christian worship under Emperors Constantine the Great and Licinius.
According to the New Testament, Christians were subject to various persecutions from the beginning.
According to Church tradition, it was under Nero's persecution that Peter and Paul were each martyred in Rome.
Similarly, several of the New Testament writings mention persecutions and stress endurance through them.
But this emerged slowly and at different times for different locations.
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The history of Christianity concerns the Christian religion, Christendom, and the Church with its various denominations, from the 1st century to the present.
The Roman persecution of Christians ended in AD 324 when Constantine the Great decreed tolerance for the religion.
He then called the First Council of Nicaea in AD 325, beginning of the period of the First seven Ecumenical Councils.