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The properties of the Hospitaller priory of Hungary had since the reign of Sigismund of Luxembourg (r. 1387–1437) been occasionally allocated to secular governors as remuneration for maintenance of the defensive system against the Ottomans. While it is widely known that a similar policy was continued by King Matthias Corvinus after 1464, it has not...
Following the Ottoman conquest of the Despotate of Serbia in 1459 and the Kingdom of Bosnia in 1463, a new phase of Hungarian-Ottoman relations was introduced. With the disappearance of the Hungarian "buffer" towards the Ottoman-held areas, the territories of the two states became adjacent, and their mutual frontier had to be negotiated afresh. By...