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Regicide in a barn

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One dark night in November 1286, King Erik V Klipping", was murdered in a barn in Finderup near Viborg. 56 stab wounds bled the life out of the King. Nine of the realm's most powerful noblemen were outlawed for the murder, forced to leave the country and…

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Royal murder before the papal judiciary

Time / Periode 1286
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In 1296, the succeeding King Erik VI Menved" brought a case against Archbishop Jens Grand before the papal judiciary. Erik VI, the son of Erik V, accused Grand of being an accomplice in his father's murder: "A number of the aforementioned Archbishop's [] kin [] rallied their deluded rabble of accomplices, and these sons of darkness viciously attacked the Lord's Anointed King Erik in the middle of the night, inflicting on him severe and innumerable wounds and murdering him most cruelly…" Grand: "[They would] not have […] hesitated to put their own lives and worldly possessions at stake for the King and to uphold his honour, and […] at the time of his murder [they] were so far away that one of them was a three-day, another a two-day, journey removed from him…" "

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Royal murder before the papal judiciary

In 1296, the succeeding King Erik VI Menved" brought a case against Archbishop Jens Grand…

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