It stood the test of notching, but not the hammer. With this she has deceived many people. Similarly I saw her strew heated copper with a powder, which penetrated it. The copper became as refined silver. But when it was melted it was copper once more as before. And she showed me many such deceitful tricks.
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Another time she took Iron Saffron and Copper Calx and other Powders, mixed them, and cemented with them equal parts of Gold and Silver. Then the Metal had within and without the appearance of fine Gold. But when it was melted it lost the colour again. Therewith were many merchants duped by her. Oh, and possibly a murderess musn't forget that In any case, her alleged story would make a great film It's too bad most of us in the West have never heard of her before!
The moral to that very short story being: if you're a powerful woman, expect a lot of really bad press Remember the ancient Egyptian pharaoh Hatshetsup? Despite having a long and prosperous reign, she was so effectively "erased" that anyone born before the 20th century wouldn't have known her name or title. In reality, we know very little about Barbara of Celje inset right.
Apparently there were no legal or family records, so, even the year of her birth is an approximation. Note: While the above illumination of Mary appears in this historical record, Sigismond's second and last wife - Barbara - is nowhere present. Famous members include the father of Vlad the Impaler - the original Dracula - and members of the Bathory family.
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She's especially known for allegedly bathing in the blood of murdered virgins to retain her youthful appearance. Might these little tidbits have contributed to a few of Barbara's darker legends; guilt by association? Who knows? Beyond that, while Sigismund and Barbara finally become Emperor and Empress towards the end of Sigismund's life, things went south for Barbara shortly thereafter.
Daughter Elizabeth, on the other hand, gave birth to her third child shortly after her husband's death, and tried in vain to save her position in the monarchy. The crown went to Vladislaus of Poland, instead. In the end, her own death predated Barbara's; she died in , possibly from having been poisoned.
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Or, do we? Well, maybe. Meanwhile, I suppose you've realized by now that I had a bit of a motive for presenting this tale, and, likewise, you've probably guessed that I'm proposing that Barbara von Celje had some connection to the Voynich MS. And, yes, I think she may have Incidentally, although I have spent some time at the various Voynich sites listed here , I have not found anything about Barbara That is, the first known owner of the manuscript was from Prague.
Note: actually, the second and third known owners were from Prague as well Moreover, Voynich, himself was Polish. The Imperium crumbled, but the Ataro Empire continued to survive. The Federation of Planets controlled the other spiral arm, and Emperor Bino desperately needed inside information about this group. Allies or enemies? He sent Captain Nia Elain and the June , the humaniform robots met to decide how to recover from the nuclear attack on Aquila Prime and their millions of nova.
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