Power and resistance

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A land of peace

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Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Barren soil

The German families came to Central Jutland with great expectations, imagining a rich and welcoming…

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…

Xenia Pauli Jensen
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Xenia Pauli Jensen

Chariot for the goddess

The Roman writer Tacitus wrote about the North Germanic people in about 100 A.D.: On an island out …

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

Holy springs and sprightly pilgrims

Pilgrimages were common in the Middle Ages, and the spring in Haraldsted was far from the only holy…

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

Troy's castle

Under Trøjborg's ruins lie the remains of a medieval castle built in the first part of the…

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

The height of good manors

The present manor, which is some way from the castle mound, was built in 1558-73 by nobleman Erik…

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

The Tower Castle

The castle near Bastrup Lake seems to have belonged to the influential Hvide family. A letter…

Vivian Etting
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Vivian Etting

Absalon – bishop and warrior

Absalon (circa 1128-1201) is a leading light in Denmark's history. He belonged to the Hvide…

Henning Ringgaard Lauridsen
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Svend, Knud and Valdemar

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

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