Celebrating the 800th anniversary of the “Aranybulla”- Golden Bull

We gathered on November 12th to recognize the 800th anniversary of the promulgation of the “Golden  Bull”, a medieval document that defined the rights and duties of early 13th century Hungarian noblemen and their relationship to their king. To understand the significance of this document, we reviewed the laws and customs of medieval Hungary, the various strata within Medieval Hungarian society, as well as the reign of Andrew II and the events that led up to the writing and publication of the Golden Bull (Aranybulla). We then reviewed some of the more important parts of the Bull as well as some unique issues the Bull addressed. The program was well-attended, including a group of young people from the Cleveland Hungarian School, who were studying this topic in their class. After the program, our guests had a chance to continue discussing the various historical and social currents that were at play in early 13th century Hungary as they enjoyed refreshments served by members of the Museum.

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