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Rytířské duchovní řády v konfrontaci s ranou fází husitství

Title in English Clerical chivalric orders in confrontation with the early phase of Hussitism

JAN Libor

Year of publication 2019
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The paper synoptically deals with the fate of the estates of the Order of the Teutonic Knights and Order of St. John at the time of the Hussite wars and the period, which immediately followed. Already in the first decades of the 15th century, the Order of the Teutonic Knights had to pledge their commanderies to manage to pay the special royal tax (berna specialis), but the real blow for the order estates was the intervention of King Wenceslas IV in 1411. After the Battle at Tannenberg (Grunwald), the Order owed the king a relatively high sum and tried to get another loan from him, but Wenceslas IV rejected that and, on the contrary, had the significant commanderies occupied.