The murder of the beautiful Maria von Brabant

Blinded by jealousy, Duke Ludwig the Severe of Bavaria foundered three horses riding to the palace of its beautiful young wife Maria where he beheads her – two letters she wrote had been exchanged and the duke is convinced that she deceived him. This was the version of the duke. In reality it was a murder for political reasons, enabling the house of Wittelsbach to rule 700 years more over Bavaria ...

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