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

“We stood in her blood”

Queen Gertrude, mother of King Bela IV In my last post, I've mentioned King Andrew, (called him bad names which hopefully he can forgive if I was unfair). To keep things fair and square, let’s take a look at his wife, Gertrude from Merania. If you are picturing an innocent, twelve year old in white … Continue reading “We stood in her blood”