The Fall of the Monarchy of Mieszko II, Lambert

Speculum 49 (4):623-639 (1974)

Boleslas I the Brave , was crowned first king of Poland in the year 1025. Less than a decade later, during the reign of his son Mieszko II , Poland ceased to be a monarchy, the royal insignia were sent to the Holy Roman Emperor, Conrad II, and Poland became a fief subject to the suzerainty and authority of the Empire. This sudden turn of events raises fundamental questions concerning the causes which led to the fall of the monarchy of Mieszko II, a problem made all the more difficult due to the lack of sources dealing with the reign of the deposed king
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