November 23 – Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky (1220–1263) was the grandson of Vsevolod “Big Nest” Yuryevich, so called because he had fourteen children (one hoped for some less prosaic reason, but history isn’t always as glamorous as one might like), one of which was Alex’s dad Prince Yaroslav II of Vladimir. Alexander was the second son, and as such didn’t… Continue reading November 23 – Alexander Nevsky