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Impact of Hussite Wars & era of the King Jiří z Poděbrad

The period of Hussite Wars ( 1418-1434) presented the time of serious losses for the entire region.

The situation was even worse within Jesenice Region since the gentry with their various ambivalent opinions was unable to act in a united manner, a series of noblemen sympathized with Hussites, and the royal city of Šumperk even decided to open the gates to the Hussites. The reeve of Jeseník town wished to follow the same example but he was withdrawn in time. The first targets of Hussite raids were the guard-castles built in the surrounding forests. Many lords were forced to buy out their own castles back, but some of these castles became Hussite bases for graceful cavalries to the neighbouring Silesia and Poland during which the entire frontier area was plundered, and metallurgical works burnt out. It was also havoc and regular shambles what was left behind the royal army that passed through such territory against the Hussites.
Following the defeat of Hussites the Czech-Hungarian War followed between Jiri from Podebrady and Matthew Corvine during the 60th and 70th of fifteenth century. Due to lot of castles the Jeseníky became the resort safe haven and stronghold of many Czech armies but it was surely plundered again by the Hungarian army, and most of the castles were destroyed at last.

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Sovinec Castle

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Mapa Mapa Zábřežsko Šumpersko Jesenicko Staroměstsko, Hanušovicko a Králický Sněžník Ramzovské sedlo Zlatohorsko Javornicko a Žulovsko Staroměstsko, Hanušovicko a Králický Sněžník Krnovsko Bruntálsko Rýmařovsko

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