Nobility and King

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The age of the nobility

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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…

Ole Louis Frantzen
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Ole Louis Frantzen

Royal monument went up in smoke

" In February 1647, a fire broke out in the Svovlhuset gunpowder and fireworks store. The fire …

Jakob Seerup
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Jakob Seerup

Copenhagen in flames

Friday, 5 June 1795 was a dry, sunny day. The sailors and labourers who had been lugging heavy…

Ole Louis Frantzen
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Ole Louis Frantzen

Cannons blasting the British

In the early 19th century a coast battery was built in extension of the redoubt to bolster defence …

Ole Louis Frantzen
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Ole Louis Frantzen

The brave soldier

One cold, dank night, on 6 July 1949, Danish soldiers marched out of the Fredericia fortifications …

Ole Louis Frantzen
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Ole Louis Frantzen

The storming of Copenhagen 1659

Denmark and Sweden had just signed the Treaty of Roskilde. But the defiant Swedish king breached…

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…

Hanne Schaumburg Sørensen
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Hanne Schaumburg Sørensen

Silver buttons

The farmers in the lowland villages were wealthy. Not only was the soil fertile, yielding good…

Peter Pentz
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Peter Pentz

Culturally heavy-handed farmer

The Friis family from Hesselagergård feature clearly in Denmark's history as well as in…

Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

Middle-class manor owners

Refsnæs was one of the manors that fell into the hands of a merchant when absolute monarchy was…

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