Medieval Sicily Part 9: The Golden Age of Sicily Begins

Robert Guiscard left behind two adult sons. The younger took the Crucifix, the older, Robert Borsa, the dominion over his father’s kingdom. In Sicily, the situation was convenient: Robert did not have to bother with princes.

Career goal: Saint – Bernward of Hildesheim

There are only a few bishops of the Middle Ages who minted coins whom we know as much about as Bernward of Hildesheim. There is a reason for this. The churchman, from one of Saxony’s best families, intended to be worshipped as a saint after his death.