This greyscale image depicts the Bobolice Castle (Castle of Bobolice or Royal Castle of Bobolice) photographed in Poland at Bobolice, Poland, Bobolice 76-020. Bobolice Castle forms part of the Eagles Nest Trail (Trail of the Eagles Nest). Read more about the Eagle’s Nest Trail here.
The castle in Bobolice was built by King Casimir III the Great in the middle of the 14th century, probably in place of an earlier wooden structure.
The castle was a part of the defence system of royal strongholds protecting the western border of Poland on the side of Silesia. In 1370, Louis I the Great granted the castle to Władysław Opolczyk, Duke of Opole, after becoming King of Poland, as a prize for his support of the king’s dynastic plans.
Nine years later, Opolczyk leased the castle to Andrzej Schoen, a Hungarian from Barbalas; the new owner manned it with Germans and Czechs, who robbed local inhabitants and conspired with the Teutonic Order.
Dissatisfied with their behaviour, the Polish king Władysław Jagiełło invaded Bobolice in 1396 and took over the castle with adjacent estates.
From that time on, the stronghold was owned by several families, including Dołęga (Dołęga coat of arms), Szafrańcowie, Trestkowie, Krezowie (Ostoja coat of arms; owners from 1486) and later Chodakowscy, Męcińscy and Myszkowscy (Jastrzębiec coat of arms; owners of the neighbouring Mirów Castle).
At Bobolice castle, the gentle crest Dołęga (Dołęga coat of arms) is placed above the gate stronghold.
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Location: Royal Castle of Bobolice, Poland
Year took: 2020
Copyright owner: J. J. Williamson