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]

Joanna Queen of Naples

Queens Regnant – Joanna I of Naples

Joanna of Naples was born in March 1328 and would turn out to be the first of only two surviving children of Charles, Duke of Calabria and Marie of Valois. She had three elder siblings, who all died young. Her father was the eldest son of King Robert of Naples and Yolanda of Aragon. Charles died in November [read more]