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Narrative podcast of Czech history for an English-speaking audience

Sep 28, 2019

Václav IV., Czech and Roman King, is dead. A stroke killed him only weeks after the tensions between reformists and papal loyalists broke into open conflict.

His heir is his half-brother, Zikmund, King of Hungary and Croatia; but Zikmund had spent the past ten years reconsolidating the fractured Latin church under his own thumb and isn't going to just agree to reform.

In addition, many of the Czech nobles blame him for having Master Jan Hus, the unifying figure of the reform movement, killed in the process.

In the past, Zikmund has shown willingness to declare his opponents the enemies of God and wage Crusades against them; how far is he willing to go to secure the Crown of St. Václav?