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Margaret of Bohemia – A funeral instead of a wedding

There are many “what-ifs” in history.  One major “what-if” is the proposed marriage of Casimir III of Poland to Margaret of Bohemia.  This marriage could have improved relations between the neighbouring kingdoms of Bohemia and Poland, as well as provided Casimir with heirs.  However, Margaret died soon before the marriage was supposed to happen, relations [read more]

Adelaide of Hesse

Adelaide of Hesse – An unwanted Queen

Casimir III of Poland is remembered as one of Poland’s greatest kings.  He was not a great husband, however.  He married four times, and each wife probably had her share of misfortunes.  Out of his four wives, his second, Adelaide, suffered the most. The Alternative Bride  After the death of his first wife, Aldona-Anna of [read more]

Adelaide of Hesse

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Poland

The Kingdom of Poland existed several times throughout history. The first Kingdom of Poland from 1025 to 1385. In 1000, Poland was recognised as a state during the Congress of Gniezo by the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope. Duke Boleslaus I the Brave of Poland became its first King in 1025. Boleslaus was married four [read more]