Anne of Savoy

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Naples

The Kingdom of Naples was created in 1282 as a result of the War of the Sicilian Vespers, where the Island of Sicily revolted and was conquered by the Crown of Aragon. The first King of Naples was Charles I of Anjou, the youngest son of Louis VIII of France and Blanche of Castile. Charles was married twice, first [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]

jadwiga
Elizabeth of Bosnia

The Sister Kings

In an age where female rulers weren’t all that common, these sisters were Kings in their own right of two respective countries. Mary of Hungary and Jadwiga of Poland were the daughters of Louis I of Hungary and Elizabeth of Bosnia. During their father’s reign, Poland and Hungary were in a personal union and Louis [read more]