On the 221st anniversary of King Stanisław Poniatowski’s death, TFN’s Stuart Dowell explores his attempt to drag Poland into the Age of Enlightenment through his promotion of the arts, the most tangible evidence being Royal Łazienki in Warsaw.
Bought by the Royal Castle in Warsaw for an undisclosed price, director Professor Wojciech Fałkowski said the painting by the court artist of Poland’s last king arrived in Warsaw six days ago.
Stanisław August Poniatowski remains a deeply divisive figure in Polish history.
Dating back to the 12th century, the oldest school in Poland doesn’t disappoint those expecting the country’s version of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. Ghosts are alleged to stalk the corridors, pupils share the grounds with over 600 corpses, and its alumni include leaders, presidents and saints. TFN’s Stuart Dowell went to find out more.