Elizabeth of Austria and the Curse of the Royal Tomb

May 2, 2018 Moniek 0

Elizabeth of Austria was born around 1436 as the daughter of Albert II of Germany, Archduke of Austria, and his wife Elizabeth of Luxembourg. Although Elizabeth’s overall health was considered to be good, a 1973 study of her remains showed that she most likely had spinal tuberculosis at a young age. This led to a visibly deformed skeleton. [read more]

Helena of Serbia – The executioner

March 17, 2018 CaraBeth 1

For the most part, very few medieval Hungarian queens played a role in politics.  One exception is Helena of Serbia, also known as Helena of Rascia. Helena was born around 1109, to Uros I, Grand Prince of Serbia, and Anna Diogenissa. Between 1127 and 1130, she married Bela of Hungary. Of the Eastern Orthodox faith [read more]

Lost Kingdoms: Kingdom of Hungary (Part 1)

February 12, 2018 Moniek 0

The Kingdom of Hungary has a long history and emerged from the principality of Hungary in the year 1000 with the coronation of King Stephen I of Hungary. He reigned until 1038 with Gisela of Bavaria by his side. They had one son, who died at the age of 24 while boar-hunting. He left no [read more]

Elizabeth of Bosnia – a Queen in a tough situation (Part 2)

January 16, 2018 CaraBeth 1

In my previous article I discussed the early years of Elizabeth of Bosnia’s life, her life as queen consort, and her early regency.  This second part will focus on her fairly short, but eventful regency. The Polish Succession The Polish did not want to be in union with Hungary, and wanted their monarch to reside [read more]

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