So Young a Queen Jadwiga of Poland
Author: Lois Mills
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So Young a Queen is part of the 'Portraits in Faith and Freedom' series from Bethlehem Books>
Hungarian Princess Jadwiga has been prepared to put the peace and prosperity of her country above all else. Betrothed at the age of the five to Prince William of Austria, she spends her childhood learning to rule both countries.but when the balance of power in Central Europe shifts, the council demands that Jadwiga become the monarch at age 11 and marry instead the prince of Lithuania, a pagan, who promises to convert before marriage. The result of her decision to lay down her own personal hopes and devote her life to a peaceful union between Poland and Lithuania - referred to as the 'the wedding ring of Jadwiga' will have far-reading consequences in her own time and the years following. Includes a map, timeline, and historical insight essay. 157 pages, softcover.
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