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Sven Gønge's hiding place

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Svend Gønge's Lair is a passage grave in Bønsvig Forest on Jungshoved near Præstø on South Zealand. This communal grave was built in the Peasant Stone Age about 5,000 years ago. An excavation in 1924 revealed several stone axes, some flint chisels, a decorated…

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On the trail of Svend Gønge

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Svend Gønge's name is inextricably linked to Jungshoved and his fight against the Swedes during the many battles between Denmark and Sweden in the 17th century. Carit Etlar's colourful novels from the 1850s in particular helped paint a bold picture of Svend Gønge in the imagination of the Danes. Most of Etlar's tales involve rather large lashings of poetic licence but we know for sure that Svend Gønge was a soldier in King Christian IV's German army in 1625-29. He was engaged in the wars against Sweden in 1657-60 in South Zealand where he led a group of rebels. He served in the army during the Scanian war in the 1670s, both in Stevns and in Skåne. No one knows exactly when Svend Gønge died but it cannot have been before 1679.

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On the trail of Svend Gønge

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