Life was good for the 13th century citizens of medieval Trnava

While back home in Slovakia or Upper Hungary, I visited the Museum of Western Slovakia located in ye olde Trnava/Tyrnau. Though none of the characters in my current WIP (work in progress) venture to this medieval town, I decided to take a closer look at its royal privileges to show you what you would gain … Continue reading Life was good for the 13th century citizens of medieval Trnava

King’s Master of the Horse, and my imaginary friend: Dionisio Türje

Nicknamed Big-nosed, Dionisio  from the kindred Türje was a dear and loyal friend of Bela IV. I pray he is forgiving and won't haunt me for this drawing, or for shortening his name to Dénes to avoid confusion with all the other Dionisios who were his contemporaries. Other than having a big nose, we have … Continue reading King’s Master of the Horse, and my imaginary friend: Dionisio Türje

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.