Middle Ages: Christian scholars

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Denmark becomes Christian

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Morten Stenak
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Morten Stenak

Middle Age spread?

Most manor houses stand in enchanting surroundings – and Skjoldenæsholm is no exception. It is…

Kjeld Borch Vesth
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Kjeld Borch Vesth

Drifting dunes plague local farmers

As the sand continued to blow in from the sea, it became increasingly difficult to farm the land,…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

When Nyborg almost became capital

Around the time of the Danehof, the Medieval castle of Nyborg served as the home of the heirs to…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

Two unequal halves

The Øster Hjermmitslev manor is called Hjermitslevgård. The main building was built in the 16th…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

Meet me on the apron

The Danish word for this type of village is related to the word for pavement", and was…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

Real villages have hospitals

Viby was owned by the neighbouring manors of Broløkke and Hverringe. The farms are now all part of…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

When farms became equal

All the farms in Ejby Lunde were owned by the Gyldensteen Manor. In the late 18th century, the…

Per Grau Møller
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Per Grau Møller

Mouldboard plough made it possible

What made it possible to create the ridges was a type of plough known as the mouldboard plough,…

Per Grau Møller
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Per Grau Møller

From night pot to cabbage to night pot again

The Dutch farmers of Store Magleby were officially granted possession of their village in 1547.…

Erland Porsmose
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Erland Porsmose

Great Belt money box

The Sound was famous for its rich herring markets in the Middle Ages, but the productive herring…

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