Helena of Rascia

Helena of Serbia – The executioner

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]

Elisabeth of Poland

Elizabeth of Poland – A true survivor

Elizabeth of Poland was a true survivor. Her long and eventful life spanned three-quarters of the turbulent fourteenth century.  She was involved in some of the fourteenth century’s key events in Poland, Hungary, and Naples.  For decades, even in her old age, she was active in the politics of Hungary and Poland.  She quite possibly [read more]