Blog – Emperor Charles V

July 16, 2020
Hartenfels Castle in Torgau - a view of the back of the castle from the road.

Torgau – Electors, Luther and Charles V

Torgau, with Hartenfels Castle (the home of the Electors of Saxony in the late 15th and early 16th centuries), regularly visited by Martin Luther, played a significant role in the Reformation.
July 17, 2020
Charles V at the Battle of Muhlberg (Titian) 1548, (Prada, Madrid)

Muhlberg – Charles V and 20th Century Prison Camps.

Muhlberg was the site of Charles V's victory over Elector John Frederick of Saxony and also the location of Nazi and Soviet prison camps.
July 25, 2020

The Wettin Dynasty of Saxony

The Wettin Dynasty played a major role in the Reformation and are the ancestors of the British Royal Family.