King Christian IV

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Grand buildings and broken dreams

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Strange and curious parts

The author Herman Bang had just returned home from a visit to a residential property in…

Søren Bitsch Christensen
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Søren Bitsch Christensen

Save the royal family!

The Stock Exchange is worthy of a King, and in the 1880s, there were three kings at once. Although …

Jakob Seerup
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Jakob Seerup

From brawlers to national heroes

In the age of sail, Nyboder contained a distinct community in an exclusively maritime quarter of…

Axel Harms
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Axel Harms

King's mysterious musicians

In 1634, King Christian IV received the French envoy, Le Comte d'Avaux, who had been…

Mette Svart Kristiansen
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Mette Svart Kristiansen

Church and abbey under the street

In Slangerup, the street of Klosterstræde, not far from the Church of King Christian IV, conceals …

Malene Hauxner, RIP
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Malene Hauxner, RIP

The King's hunting lodge with en-suite bathroom

King Christian IV had the castle built just as it looks today. Before that, in 1580, his father,…

Frederikke Heick
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Frederikke Heick

Antiquities in the church

" The Round Tower has always attracted a crowd. One of its visitors was Hans Christian…

Frank Allan Rasmussen
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Frank Allan Rasmussen

Castle and brewery under one roof

The coastline at Slotsholmen was a weak point in Copenhagen's defences. So King Christian IV…

Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen
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Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen

The king's money-grabbing mother-in-law

Ellen Marsvin was widowed at an early age. After her husband's death, she began managing her…

Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen
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Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen

A bailiff's son with a social conscience

Lundegård was sold in 1702 to Peter Smidt, a bailiff's son. This was a sign of the times of…