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]

Draga Mašin

The assassination of Queen Draga

Draginja Obrenović was born as the daughter of Pantelija Milićević Lunjevica and Anđelija Koljević on 11 September 1864. She was educated in Belgrade and learned several languages. Her first marriage was to Svetozar Masin in 1883. They were married for only three years when he died. After that, she joined the household of Queen Natalia of Serbia, as [read more]