It’s a casting of the seal of King John of Bohemia. I got it when I was in Crecy in 2010 as a token of remembrance if that great king who died there in the battle against the English in 1346. Crecy is a fantastic little village complete with museum. #medieval #crecyenponthieu #crecy #battleofcrecy #johnofbohemia #johntheblind #history #heroes #kings
A 14th century miniature depicting Conradin and his good friend Frederick I, Margrave of Bavaria. Both were executed after a bogus trial at Naples.
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October 29 1268: Hohenstaufen dynasty ends
Conradin (1252-1268), grandson of emperor Frederick II, is executed which marks the end of Hohenstaufen dynasty. Conradin had tried to reclaim Sicily from French invaders but he was soundly defeated at the battle of Tagliacozzo.by Charles of Anjou. Conradin managed to flee the battlefield, but was eventually captured and handed over to Charles. After a “trial” Conradin, a legitime king of Sicily, was executed. Since he had no heir, the execution marked also the end of Hohenstaufen dynasty
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