AGNES REGINA. IN SEARCH OF BOLESLAW THE BOLD'S WIFE
The article is concerned with the identification of a ruler called Agnes regina in the necrologium of Zwiefalten abbey from before mid-12th c. That name does not appear among European queens of the turn of the 11th and 12th c. Because Zwiefalten abbey had very close relations with Poland in the 12th c., it is possible that she was a Polish queen, the wife of Bolesław II the Bold (died in 1082). Jan Dlugosz, the 15th c. chronicler, calls her Wyszeslawa, but it is uncertain if the information is reliable. The queen may have had two names which was quite common at the time. Her origin remains unknown but most probably should be sought among Ruthenian Rurikids or Czech Premislids.
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