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Queen Alexandra of the United Kingdom and the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia pose for the camera while Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Prince Valdemar of Denmark stand arm-in-arm at the annual family gathering at Fredensborg Palace in 1899. King Christian IX of Denmark, the “Father-in-law of Europe” and the host of the annual gatherings in Denmark, looks on the background.

A medieval stone carving depicting king Valdemar of Sweden (1239-1302)

Valdemar was a son of Birger Jarl and Ingeborg Eriksdotter who was elected king in 1250. As mentioned earlier his father was though a true ruler of the country. Valdemar was deposed in 1275 by his younger brother Magnus (a.k.a. Magnus barnlock)

Source: By Ragnar Sigsjö for Southerly Clubs [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


The Battle of Visby was fought in 1361 near the town of Visby on the island of Gotland, between the forces of the Danish king and the Gutnish country yeomen. The Danish force was victorious.

Following the devastating battle, the citizens of Visby decided to surrender to avoid further losses. To save the city from sacking the inhabitants paid large amount of their wealth to King Valdemar. This extortion of contributions became a legendary event, although it can not be confirmed to have taken place, and if so, the events are unclear. Despite the payment, the Danes plundered several churches and monasteries.

Image: Valdemar Atterdag holding Visby to ransom, 1361,  Carl Gustaf Hellqvist

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A royal candid image

From left to right : Prince Valdemar of Denmark, Prince George of Great Britain (future King George V), Princess Marie of Greece, Tsar Alexander III of Russia, Tsaritsa Maria Feodorovna of Russia, Queen Olga of the Hellenes, Prince Nicolaos of Greece and cut in half, Tsarevich Nicholas Alexandrovich of Russia, future Tsar Nicholas II. Early 1890s.

History of the Scandinavian Cross Flag (“Nordic Cross”)

According to legend, the flag of Denmark originated during the Battle of Lyndanisse, part of the Northern Crusades, near modern-day Tallinn in Estonia, on June 15, 1219: The battle began when a group of pagans attacked Danish crusaders by surprise, killing Bishop Theoderich von Treyden. King Valdemar II of Denmark was nearing certain defeat when the Archbishop of Lund, Anders Sunesen, raised his arms in prayer to God; suddenly a flag (called the ‘Dannebrog’ in Danish) miraculously fell from the sky; taken as a sign of Christ’s protection, the King took it and showed it to his troops; their hearts were filled with courage and the Danes won the battle.

According to Swedish legend, the flag of Sweden originated when King St. Erik IX saw a golden cross in the sky during the First Swedish Crusade in 1157. He considered this a sign from God and adopted the golden cross on a blue background as his banner.

Regardless of who had the flag first, the cross design, which represents Christianity, was adopted by Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, the Åland Islands, Scania, Shetland, Orkney and several other areas around northern Europe.


A while back I made one of my OCs into an Animal Crossing villager and it was really fun so I decided to make the whole bunch from the story into villagers!

All 21 wars between Denmark and Sweden (1205-1814)

1205-1210: The Danes support Sverker Karlsson (Sverkerska) in his fight with Erik Knutsson (Erikska) over the Swedish throne.

1360-1361: The Danish King Valdemar Atterdag captures Skåne, Halland, Blekinge and Gotland.

1389-1398: King Albrekt of Sweden and his supporters are defeated by the forces of the nobility and Queen Magrethe of Denmark and Norway and the Kalmar Union comes into existance.

1434-1436: A revolt led by Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson leads to the first estates parliament in Sweden to declare King Erik of Denmark, Norway and Sweden deposed as King of Sweden.

1448-1450: As King Kristoffer dies suddenlly, the estates parliament elect the Swedish prominent nobleman Karl Knutsson (Bonde) King of Sweden. Both he an King Kristian I of Denmark are elected King of Norway by their respective supporters and war breaks out over Norway.

1452-1457: War between King Karl Knutsson (Bonde) and King Kristian of Denmark.

1463-1471: Since King Karl Knutsson (Bonde) had returned as King, new fighting broke out as King Kristian tried to enforce his claims to the Swedish throne.

1501-1520: Sten Gustavsson (Sture), having been deposed by Swedish supporters of the Kalmar Union 1497 returns and revolts against King Hans of Denmark. This is what leads to Stockholm’s bloodbath

1521-1523: Gustav Eriksson (Wasa) leads a rising against King Kristian II and finally ends the Kalmar Union.

1534-1536: Sweden intervenes in the Counts’ feud in Denmark to ensure that King Kristian II can not regain the throne in Denmark.

1563-1570: The Nordic Seven Years’ War between Denmark and Sweden.

1611-1613: The Kalmar War between Denmark and Sweden.

1643-1645: Torstensson’s War between Denmark and Sweden.

1657-1658: Karl X Gustav’s War between Denmark and Sweden.

1658-1660: Karl X Gustav’s second War between Denmark and Sweden.

1675-1679: The Scanian War between Denmark and Sweden.

1700: First Danish participation in the Great Nordic War. 

1709-1719: Second Danish participation in the Great Nordic War.

1788-1790: The teather war. Sweden attack Russia, and Denmark honours its alliance with Russia and declares war.

1808-1809: The Danish war. Denmark, allied with Russia, which prodded by Napoleon attacks Sweden to force it into the continental system, declares war on Sweden.

1814: The invasion of Norway. (Denmark had to give Norway to Sweden)

(Source:  vonadler)


Carl Gustaf Hellqvist - Valdemar Atterdag Holding Visby to Ransom in 1361 [1882] by Gandalf
Via Flickr:
The tale of the Danish King Valdemar Atterdag’s sacking of Visby tells how the Danes gave the citizens of the city an ultimatum: fill three oil barrels with silver or watch your city burn! The merchants of the trading city are said to have filled the Danes’ barrels in less than a day. Hellqvist blends faithfulness to realistic historical detail with his own imagination, anachronisms and rousing staging. In the middle of the picture stands the hero, with his clenched fist and angry look directed at the conqueror and invader King Valdemar – good versus evil. Hellqvist has striven to create a sense that we are witnessing reality, that we are present. He uses drama and special effects to capture our attention. One of the anachronistic details is sniffing around the bottom of a barrel: a dachshund. The dachshund only appeared in Sweden in the 17th century. In addition, the man on the far right is wearing a hat that Jewish men were forced to wear during the Middle Ages. However, the first time that a Jewish name appears in Swedish documents is in the 16th century. The armour worn by the knights also raises certain issues of historical accuracy.

[Nationalmusem Sweden, Stockholm - Oil on canvas, 330 x 200 cm]

so, i was planning to have this intro posted last night but couldn’t due to the fact that i was studying for my midterm, which i took today (and i passed, thankfully) but i figured it’s better to post late than never? (please forgive me lol) but anyways, hello everyone! i’m nanna, a 20 year-old period/historical rp trash living in a state under the pacific timezone. i’m so excited to be part of this rp — i was part of this great rp when it first opened months ago but left due to personal reasons, but now, i am so happy to find out that they brought it back! so now, i bring you my child, aleksi valdemar järvinen, king of finland. under the cut are both his backstory (what i’ve fleshed out so far) and his personality and if anyone would want to plot, please don’t hesitate to message me! ( and if you like this post, i would probably just slide into your IMs myself lol)

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#FlashbackFriday to when His Royal Highness, the Duke of Catsford participated in a documentary about the Royal House of Catsford. Filmed in the year leading up to King Valdemar’s coronation, the Duke of Catsford, the King’s cousin, is also directly descended from King Marin. A portrait of Marin is seen hanging on the wall in the background as the Duke’s children and grandchildren play about the floor. In a clip the Duchess is also seen receiving a spa treatment.
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Margaret I of Denmark (March 1353 - 28 October 1412)
fancast : Katheryn Winnick - requested by anonymous

The daughter of King Valdemar IV of Denmark, Margaret was only six years old when she was betrothed to Haakon, king of Norway and son of King Magnus Eriksson of Sweden and Norway. The betrothal, intended to counter the dynastic claims to the Scandinavian thrones by the dukes of Mecklenburg and the intrigues of certain aristocratic factions within the Scandinavian countries, was imperilled by the renewal in 1360 of the old struggle between Valdemar of Denmark and Magnus of Sweden. But military reverses and the opposition of his own nobility forced Magnus to suspend hostilities in 1363. The wedding of Margaret and Haakon took place in Copenhagen in the same year.

Haakon’s aspirations to become king of Sweden were thwarted when he and his father were defeated soon afterward by Albert of Mecklenburg, who bore the Swedish crown from 1364 to 1389. Haakon, however, succeeded in keeping his Norwegian kingdom, and it was there that Margaret spent her youth, under the tutelage of Märta Ulfsdotter, a daughter of the Swedish saint, Bridget. Margaret early displayed her talent as a ruler: she soon overshadowed her husband and appears to have exercised the real power. The couple’s only child, Olaf, was born in 1370.

After her father’s death in 1375, Margaret—over the objections of the Mecklenburgian claimants—was successful in getting Olaf elected to the Danish throne. Following Haakon’s death in 1380, Margaret also ruled Norway in her son’s name. Thus began the Danish-Norwegian union that lasted until 1814. Margaret secured and extended her sovereignty: in 1385 she won back the economically important strongholds on the west coast of Scandia from the Hanseatic League, and for a time she was also able to safeguard Denmark’s southern borders by agreement with the counts of Holstein.

Margaret and Olaf, who came of age in 1385, were on the point of making war on Albert to enforce their claims to the Swedish throne when Olaf died unexpectedly in 1387. Deploying all her diplomatic skill, Margaret consolidated her position, becoming regent of both Norway and Denmark and, in the absence of an heir, adopting her six-year-old nephew, Erik of Pomerania. She then joined forces with the Swedish nobles, who had risen against the unpopular king Albert in a dispute over the will disposing of the lands of Bo Jonsson Grip, the powerful chancellor. By the Treaty of Dalaborg of 1388, the nobles proclaimed Margaret Sweden’s “sovereign lady and rightful ruler” and granted her the main portion of Bo Jonsson Grip’s vast domains. Defeating Albert in 1389, Margaret took him captive and released him only after the conclusion of peace six years later. His supporters, who had allied themselves with pirate bands in the Baltic Sea, did not surrender Stockholm until 1398.

One of Scandinavia’s most eminent monarchs, Margaret was able not only to establish peace in her realms but also to maintain her authority against the aspirations of German princes and against the superior economic power of the Hanseatic League. The united kingdom that she created and left as a legacy, whose cementing factor was a strong monarchy, remained in existence until 1523, albeit not without interruptions.
(source : Britannica)

Rostock is the largest city in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Northeastern Germany. It’s on the Warnow river; Warnemünde 12 km north of the city center is directly at the Ostsee (Baltic Sea). Rostock is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, the University of Rostock, founded in 1419. In the 11th century Polabian Slavs founded a settlement at the river called Roztoc (which means broadening of a river); the name Rostock is derived from that designation. The Danish king Valdemar I set the town aflame in 1161. Afterwards the place was settled by German traders. The city is home to the annual Hanse Sail festival, during which many large sailing ships and museum vessels are brought out to sea, drawing over 1.5 million visitors.

Slavic gods described by Stanisław Jakubowski, part 10/20:

Porenut and Porewit (Porevit)

We know about the deities named Porenut (or Poroniec) and Porewit (also spelled Porevit) thanks to the chronicler Saxo Grammaticus, who described them as gods worshipped by the West Slavic tribe of Rani which was living on the Baltic Sea (in lands being nowadays a part of Germany). 

The god Porenut had four faces pointed at four directions of the world, and a fifth one was raised out of his chest. His statue was described as wearing no armour, thus he certainly wasn’t a war deity, and is said to be a god of voluptuous love. Statue of the god Porewit had also a head with four faces, and was standing in a tempIe with no weapons adorning it. Porewit was supposedly a god ruling over the Earth and Air forces. Some interpretations were connecting those two deities to the name of Perun, whose cult was spread particularly among the East Slavic tribes, but there is no confirmed connection between them.

Porenut and Porewit had separete temples in Charenza (Korenica), along with one dedicated to the god Rugiewit. Charenza was destroyed in 1168 by the king Valdemar I of Denmark, after the Slavic centre of Arkona had been captured, and the lands of the Rani tribe were then Christianized.

One interesting fact is worth mentioning here. The gods worshipped among the East Slavs were certainly one-headed, while nearly all of the West Slavic gods, at least those known to us from the medieval chronicles, possessed multiple heads.

Source of image: Stanisław Jakubowski “Bogowie Słowian” [”Gods of the Slavs”], 1933. Text is based on the same source, rephrased with corrected grammar and modern English spelling of the names, and contains some additional / updated informations.

For the Polish readers: you might check my bibliography page for more resources under the section dedicated to Slavs and Slavic history.

Check more under my tags Slavic mythology or Polish mythology, and other stories uder the tag tales and legends.


The Danevirke is a system of Danish fortifications in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, build during Denmark’s Viking Age.

Work on the Danevirke was started by the Danish King Gudfred in 808 A.D.. Fearing an invasion by the Franks, who had conquered heathen Frisia and Old Saxony, Gudfred began work on an enormous structure to defend his realm, separating the Jutland peninsula from the northern extent of the Frankish empire.

In the 12th-century King Valdemar the Great reinforced parts of the Danevirke with a brick wall the so-called Valdemarsmuren (Valdemar’s wall) which enabled a continued military use of the structure that was strategically important from Frankish times till WW2.

Even though the Danevirke is the biggest archaeological ground monument in Northern Europe - its remains today aren’t really such an impressive sight.


Source: one photos


The reserved and shy prince Erik, 24, suddenly finds himself in a difficult situation when his older brother - and heir to the throne, Christian dies in a tragic car accident.

The pressure is as enormous as it would be on anyone in this given situation - however there is a difference between Erik and any other young man in this situation. Erik is now the Crown Prince, and a job filled with responsibilities awaits him in the future, when his father, King Valdemar, dies.