Elisabeth of Bohemia

The Cistercian Abbey of Zbraslav

The Cistercian Abbey of Zbraslav near Prague was a very significant monastery in the Kingdom of Bohemia. It was founded in 1292 by King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and several members of the Přemyslid dynasty are buried. The abbey was abolished in 1789 by Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor. It was briefly used as an [read more]

Adelheid of Meissen

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Bohemia

The Kingdom of Bohemia was founded in 1198 from the Duchy of Bohemia by Ottokar I of Bohemia. It was officially recognised in 1212 by the Golden Bull of Sicily. Ottokar was married to Adelheid of Meissen. They had four daughters and divorced in 1199. Adelheid was thus the first Queen consort of Bohemia but did [read more]

Elisabeth of Bohemia

Elisabeth of Bohemia’s family strife

Elisabeth of Bohemia was born on 20 January 1292, the fifth of ten children of Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Judith of Habsburg. Out of the ten, only Elisabeth, a brother Wenceslaus, and two sisters, Anne and Margaret survived childhood. When Elisabeth was five, her mother died in childbirth. Her father remarried to Elisabeth-Richeza of [read more]