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.

Entering a medieval parish church, is like stepping inside a colorful comic book. Medieval people, coming to the church of Saint Catherine in Velka Lomnica (Slovakia), could watch the walls depicting a thrilling chase between Saintly King Ladislaus and the pagan Cuman, who kidnapped a beautiful Christian maiden. The story thickened as the two men, … Continue reading That time, when Saint Ladislaus rescued the wrong girl.