Posts tagged as King

Coronation of Mindaugas: do we really understand medieval monarchy?

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

“King” is not just a word that any powerful warlord could make use of, it is a title from the Holy Bible, defined by specific requirements in the Christian world and carrying a deep sacral meaning. It is a judicial concept which was perhaps not even fully understood by the first Lithuanian leader to seek the crown, even if he understood its political value. What do we know about the…