How the Bohemian King Přemysl Otakar I ended up with two wives

Once upon a time an eighteen-year-old Přemysl, son of King Vladislav II (by his second wife Judith of Thuringia), leaves his home of Bohemia to find his fortunes in Saxony. Though young, and poor, (but not like young Donald Trump 1% poor, more like a son of semi-rich, tough parents who give their son a … Continue reading How the Bohemian King Přemysl Otakar I ended up with two wives

That time, when Saint Ladislaus rescued the wrong girl.

When you enter a medieval parish church, it's like stepping inside a colorful comic book. People, visiting the church of Saint Catherine in Velka Lomnica (Slovakia) during second half of the 14th century, could space out during the Mass and watch Saintly King Ladislaus chase a pagan Cuman who kidnapped a beautiful maiden, then catch … Continue reading That time, when Saint Ladislaus rescued the wrong girl.