Charlemagne Charles I of Austria Clotilde Edmund the Martyr Edward the Confessor Edward the Martyr Elizabeth of Hungary Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor Isabella I of Castile Louis IV of Thuringia Louis IX of France St Margaret of Scotland Stephen I of Hungary Wenceslaus IOnce we have enough (again, the umpire's decision is final), we'll start the World Cup. As usual you may vote using any criterion you wish - saintliness, beauty, what will most annoy me, etc. So let's finish with four photos chosen completely at random from the starters. They are, in order, Isabella I of Castille, Clotilde, Edward the Confessor, and Stephen I of Hungary.
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Sunday, 4 June 2023
The World Cup of Royal Saints - nominations please
As promised several weeks ago, I'm going to run a World Cup of Royal Saints using Twitter polls (as long as Uncle Elon lets me). All the people I have thought of so far are listed in Wikipedia in the rather loose category Roman Catholic royal saints, which includes "mere" Blesseds as well. You are welcome to suggest others in that category, but also some who are not listed there if some other Christian church regards them as saintly (the umpire's decision on royalty and saintlihood is final). Nominate by replying either on Twitter or to this blog. So far we have the following (to give them their Wikipedia descriptions):