In 1298, silver was discovered at Kutná Hora, on the border between Bohemia and Moravia. Wenceslaus took control of the mine by making silver production a royal monopoly. Kutna Hora was one of the richest European silver strikes ever: between 1300 and 1340, the mine may have produced as much as 20 tonnes of silver a year.
As Wenceslas had been an ally of Germany, his murder resulted in a war with that country, in which, as far as we can judge by the scanty records of the time, Boleslav, the brother and successor of Wenceslas, was on the whole successful.
Ottakar's son, WenceslasII., was only seven years of age at the death of his father, and Otto of Brandenburg, a nephew of Ottakar, for a time governed Bohemia as guardian of _ the young sovereign.
Wenceslas on the occasion of these disputes displayed the weakness and irresolution that always characterized him, but Queen Sophia openly favoured the cause of Huss, who for some time was her confessor.
seal of Wenceslaus II Wenceslaus's eldest surviving daughter Anna I of Bohemia married Duke Henry of Carinthia (died 1335) who upon her rights became elected in 1306 as king of Bohemia but was deposed in 1310.
Wenceslaus's second wife was Elisabeth Richeza, daughter of PrzemysÅ‚ II, King of Poland 1295 - 1296.
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