Episode #38: Great Women in Czech History
The Bohemican Podcast examines the lives of three powerful woman in Czech history. From the mists of myth and legend to the humbleness of serving the poor and destitute, these women of Bohemia were determined and dedicated to their respective causes. The ancient Pagan Princess Libuse forged a new kingdom on the banks of the Vltava and foretold of the creation of the city of Prague. Her death sparked the Maiden's War against the men that ended in bloodshed and defeat for these warrior women. The noble born Agnes, daughter of King Otakar, forfeited her birthright and plans for an arranged marriage to serve Christ and start a convent to serve the poor of Prague. And finally, the Good Queen Anne of Bohemia proved that one could help shape history through the hardships of an arranged marriage forever linking Bohemia with England. Her marriage to King Richard II was one of power and love.
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