In a message dated 30-Mar-00 13:46:49 Central Standard Time, email@example.com
> Boleslaus I buried Adalbert's body at Gniezno,
> Poland, whence it was translated in
> 1039 to Prague. Adalbert was canonized in 999."
1038 Bretislav's Polish campaigns begin. Meets only minor resistance,
pillaging, and enslaving at will. Loots many churches, including relics of
St. Wojciech, the body of his brother Gaudenty-Radzim, and the bodies of the
Five Martyrs(?). Loss of relics severe blow to continuance of metropolitan
at Gniezno. Occupies Silesia on way home.
The official 'translation' was probably Papal recognition of a fait
d'acomple'. Poland was in one of its periodic meltdowns (interregna).
- Steve Butler