King Matthias and the Transylvanian Innkeeper
November 5, 2021
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King Matthias and the Transylvanian Innkeeper
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Enjoy this tale from the collection of my mother’s translations of Hungarian folk tales ready by our daughter, Hannah Vos.

King Matthias, he was the ruler of Hungary from 1440-1490. He was the great Hungarian king of the Renaissance and one of the greatest public figures in Hungarian history. One of his prime concerns was the alleviation of the suffering of the serfs, and very often he would disguise himself in peasant clothes and walk among his people. He insisted that truth and justice be upheld at all times, and because of his many actions along this line, he was loved by all his people. This is why there are so many tales, legends, and myths centering around him. King Matthias was so well loved by the common people that the tales spread to the surrounding Ukrainian, Slovakian, Slovenian, and even Romanian folklore.

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