Jan Matejko "The Killing of St. Stanislaus"

The conflict between King Boleslaus the Generous (aka Bold) and Bishop of Krakow Stanisław of Szczepanów, which led to the shedding of the latter’s blood, plays an important role in the Polish national and religious tradition. According to some sources, King Boleslaus killed Bishop Stanislaus on the steps of the altar of the Church “on the Rock” in Krakow.