In June, 88 new monuments from the Czech Republic appeared at medievalheritage.eu. Among the older, already placed, I have improved, supplemented and enriched places such as: Uhrovec, Trenčín, Opole Castle at Ostrówek, Tematin, Reviste, town halls in Poznań, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Olsztyn and Tarnów, Muran Castle, Litoměřice, descriptions of the Hrusov, Cachtice, Beckov, Gymes, churches in Kopcany and Kostolany, the castle in Ciechanów, Uniejów, Krasiczyn, Jawor, Kazimierz Dolny, the cathedral in Kamień Pomorski and the Cistercian monastery in Chełmno. Smaller corrections were made to the monuments in Siewierz, Ojców, Nowy Wiśnicz, Radom (castle), Chełmno (city walls) and the monastery in Kołbacz. In addition, I published a new post about medieval and ancient war machines.
During the May period on medievalheritage.eu 97 new monuments from the Behemia and Moravia (so far only in Polish) were added, as well as a new post about burgher houses in Kraków. Among the older, already placed monuments I have improved, completed and enriched with new graphics places such as: city walls in Kraków, Ogrodzieniec, city hall in Kraków, Chobienia, castle in Góra, castle in Lubin, castle in Sulechów, town walls in Wschowa, castle in Chęciny, Bobolice, castle and church in Bolków, Bolczów, castle in Dębno, castle in Dybów, castle in Kórnik, Collegium Maius in Kraków, Odrzykoń castle, castle in Oporów, Świny, Empty and New Castle in Zvolen, castles in Mirów, Tenczyn, Cesky Krumlov and Brno.
During the April work at medievalheritage I added 78 new monuments from the Czech Republic (for now, unfortunately, only in Polish). Among the older, already placed I have improved, completed and enriched with new graphics: manor in Lipice, castle and city walls in Kłodzko, monastery of St. Francis in Lwówek Śląski, city walls in Strzelce Krajeńskie, Dominican monastery in Kraków, castle in Świdwin, church in Grywałd, castle in Szczecin, castle in Darłowo, Chwarszczany, chapel in Rurka, castle in Stare Drawsko, castles in Łagów, Swobnica, Pęzino, Drawno, Dobra, Krępcewo, Złocieniec, Golczewo, Bardo and the Wrocław arsenal. New photos, plans and reconstructions (as well as old ones changed for new ones with better quality) appeared in the Moravian monuments: Namest na Hane, Orlik, Landstejn, Holoubek, Buchlov, Bouzov, Pomezi and in over 50 Czech monuments. In addition I added another post, this time about medieval wooden churches.
March 2019 brought on the site another 92 described monuments from the Czech Republic. Among the older, already placed I have improved, supplemented and enriched with new graphics places such as: Kwidzyn (cathedral), Pieskowa Skała castle, Kluczwoda castle, Kamieniec (church), Kruszwica (collegiate), Inowrocław (collegiate), Kościelec Kujawski, Inowłódz ( church), Łekno, Rokicie, Siewierz (church), Skalbmierz, Wysocice, Żarnów, Cieszyn (rotunda), Liw, Głogów (city walls and castle), Paczków (city walls), Łęczyca (castle), Kowalewo Pomorskie (castle), Płock (collegiate, defensive walls, castle and cathedral), Mieszkowice (city walls), Kołbacz, Ostrężnik, Wrocław (the castle on Ostrów Tumski, and St. Martin’s church), Opatów, Tum, Strzelno, Wiślica (collegiate), Lipienek, castle in Świecie nad Wisłą, Rabsztyn, Rudy, Spisska Kapitula, Olkusz (city walls), Biestrzyków, Chudów, Milicz, Witkowo, Dębno Podhalańskie, Łopuszna. Smaller corrections included a dozen or so monuments from the area of Wales and Slovakia.
In February, I managed to enrich the portal with 78 more castles, churches and monasteries from the Czech Republic. Among the older, already placed monuments I have improved and enriched with new graphic castles in Koło, Ząbkowice Śląskie, Barciany, Lidzbark Warmiński, Oleśnica, Kurozwęki, Brzeg, Jawor, Lubawa, Podgrodzie, Majkowice, Bodzentyń, Chęciny, Iłża, Nowy Korczyn, Pińczów, Kruszwica, Strzelce Opolskie, Grodziec, Papowo Biskupie, churches in Dąbrówka, Pelpin, Tczew, town walls in Toruń, Głogów, Jawor and Wrocław. Smaller corrections and additions were made to the monuments in Tematín, Szydłów, Tudorów, Rytwiany, Tarnów, Sandomierz, Rembów, Mokrsko Górne, Borysławice, Bolesławiec Śląski, Kłodzko, Ząbkowice Śląskie (walls) and Gniew (church) and most castles from the area of Moravia.
During the January work on the site, 83 new monuments from the Czech Republic were added (so far only in Polish) and the bibliography was added at the end of each of the described monuments. Among the older, already placed monuments I have improved, completed and enriched with new graphic castles in Gołańcz, Radom, Niepołomice, Babice, Korzkiew, Inowłódz, Sieradz and Lublin. Smaller fixes and single new plans and graphics were added on over 15 different monuments from the areas of Wales, Slovakia, Poland (including Divici Kamen, Lębork, Olsztyn in Warmia, Kwidzyn, Frombork, Cachtice, Prabuty, or the castle in Gdańsk).
I am proud to announce that during the third birthday of PATRONITE, the medievalheritage.eu portal was awarded by the Digital Polish Association!
After I recovered from shock and surprise, I came to the conclusion that it is also a special honor for you Patrons. Thanks to your support on patronite.pl and a good word I have even more motivation to develop, improve and boost medievalheritage.eu ?
On the occasion of paying for servers and the domain of medievalheritage.eu for 2018/2019 and the anniversary of the website in the internet, I would like to thank everyone who supported the project financially: Michał Szynkiewicz, Aga Bargieł, Neil Wilkins, MJG Artist, J. Konrad, D.A. Kaczmarek, J.A.Galiński, 1708eliza, Bartek Elem Sokołowski, Zofia Kusztal, Rox S and Maniek De THANKS A LOT!!!
And now a few statistics ?
For a year, the website received 25 412 entries and 88 304 views of individual pages by users from 118 countries, the record of the day fell on November 5, when it was 300 sessions. ? The results may not be impressive but the most important that that the trend is constantly increasing, which gives me the strength to continue working.
I added a lot of new places from Poland, they are mainly gothic churches from Lubusz land, Silesia, Lesser Poland, Mazovia, Pomerania and Warmia (Bożewo, Byszwałd, Garbno, Gaworzyce, Gołymin, Iwkowa, Kazanice, Kożuchów, Lubsko, Sampława, Sobótka, Stare Bielsko, Syców, Szreńsk, Ścinawa, Wińsko, Wojtaszyce, Wola Radziszowska, Wołów, Wrocław – St. Barbara’s church), a castle in Bochnia, the town walls of Lubsko, important in Middle Ages monasteries in Henryków and Kamieniec Ząbkowicki, and unique even in a European scale, monuments in Biskupice Radłowskie (border pillar from the 15th century) and the 16th century belfry in Wojnicz. The latter is an amazing example of a timber pole construction, used since the early Middle Ages. In addition, I supplemented with new plans and descriptions many older places from the areas of Upper Silesia, Małopolska and Mazovia.
Unfortunately, recently the plug-in responsible for the rating of monuments by readers has been broken and I am not sure if it will be possible to fix it. To cheer I add that without that plug-in, the page loads noticeably faster. I have also recently improved the way images are displayed, so that they appear now faster after clicking on them.
Recently, I have edited most Slovak castles, developed and improved descriptions, and especially added a lot of new plans and reconstructions. I have also added new places: the castles Blh, Bodoň, Braničev, Brzotín, Čierna Lehota, Dračí Hrádok, Drienok, Marcelov Hrad in Hrabušice, Jelšava, Kuchyňa, Kysak, Obišovce, Rákoš, Šebeš, Šintava, Skároš, Širkovce (Kapla), Sokoľ, Sučany and the cathedral and town walls in Trnava. Descriptions would certainly be more comprehensive if not my ignorance of the Czech and Slovak language and the need to use translators.
The castles of southern Małopolska region have been similarly re-written (for example Rytro, Szaflary, Nowy Sącz, Nidzica, Czorsztyn, Tropsztyn, Muszyna, Czchów, and Roźnów). Of new monuments in Poland, I added a castle in Nowy Korczyn, Trzewlin and Chrostowa. People using mobile devices should be interested in the information that I have improved the indexes, so that the names of places should no longer be breaking on phones.