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Hanne Fabricius
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Hanne Fabricius

The Liberty Memorial Monument moves aside

The Liberty Memorial Monument was erected on a roundabout on the busy road leading to Vesterport,…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

Charmed by Nordby

Author Achton Friis and painter Johannes Larsen published their three-volume work The Islands of…

Per Grau Møller
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Per Grau Møller

Fertilising with seaweed

Seaweed was used for more than just roofs on Læsø. Early peasant societies piled seaweed into…

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

Marshal Stig and his band of outlaws

Heaven help us! Has Hjelm now sprouted horns?". This is part of a 16th century folk song. The …

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

King Valdemar's wild hunting party

King Valdemar Atterdag died at Gurre Castle on 24 October 1375, and this has whipped up a storm of …

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

With the law the country is built" "

While staying at Vordingborg in Easter 1241, King Valdemar Sejr issued the famous Jutland…

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen

Schoolroom drama spells fame for poet Reverend

While a young lad, Steen St. Blicher (1782-1848) often sat in the schoolroom in Lysgård listening …

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen

Svend, Knud and Valdemar

The Battle of Grathe Heath meant the end of many years of war and bloodshed in Denmark. The rival…

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen

Dreamers on the heath

In 1913, Kongenshus Heath became the arena for a rather strange menagerie. A wealthy businessman…

Vibeke Andersson Møller
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Vibeke Andersson Møller

Greater Copenhagen emerges

Instead of allowing Copenhagen to sprawl in all directions, the finger plan was to create…

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