The Count’s Feud

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A civil war for God, class and country

Karsten Kjer Michaelsen
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Karsten Kjer Michaelsen

Nobleman's bloodbath on Funen

King Christian III renounced any responsibility for the Battle of Øksnebjerg. Nobleman Johan…

Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

The North Jutland peasants' Waterloo

The peasant's triumph after the battle in November 1534 was short-lived. The noblemen who had …

Morten Pedersen
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Morten Pedersen

Skipper Clement and captains of industry

Many residents of Aalborg like the story of Skipper Clement. In the 21st century, Aalborg became an…

Peter Dragsbo
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Peter Dragsbo

The groovy King of the round table?

After many years of turbulence and wars, King Christian II was deposed in 1532 and locked up in…

Mette Svart Kristiansen
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Mette Svart Kristiansen

No stranger to pleasures

Bishop Jørgen Friis was one of the infamous figures of the Reformation period. He is characterised…

Mette Svart Kristiansen
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Mette Svart Kristiansen

King forced peasants to build castles

New taxes were no less popular in the Middle Ages than now. In 1312-13, Jutland peasants and nobles…

Johnny Grandjean Gøgsig Jakobsen
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Johnny Grandjean Gøgsig Jakobsen

Stygge Krumpen

The most (in)famous occupant of Børglum Abbey was one Stygge Krumpen (1485-1551). Stygge was of…

Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen
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Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen

From draper to count

Einar Oberbech-Clausen from Nyborg was a skilled draper but sought his fortune in France while…