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Svend Poulsen, Gønge

 

Svend Poulsen, or "Gønge", was the leader of the Danish resistance "Snaphanerne", who fought during the Dano-Swedish Wars

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Bindstouw

 

The word "Bindstouw" refers to a knitting room. It was very common to share stories while knitting during winter time in Denmark

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Danebod, Thyra

 

Thyra Danebod was the Queen of Gorm the Old and is featured on the rune stones in Jelling

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Christmas in the Danish media

 

The Danish media has a long history of celebrating Christmas - starting in 1927

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Baroque

         

Baroque was a 17th century style in painting, sculpture, architecture, theatre, literature and music. It was grandiose and dramatic

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The Dano-Swedish Wars

   

The Dano-Swedish Wars refer to the many wars between Denmark and Sweden in the period of 1563-1720

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The United Monarchy

 

The United Monarchy was a union between the Kingdom of Denmark and the duchy of Schleswig-Holstein and Lauenburg from 1850-1864

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Ertebølle Culture

 

The Ertebølle Culture was a Mesolithic Culture living in Southern Scandinavia

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Brahe, Karen

   

Karen Brahe (1657-1736) was a Funen noblewoman and a great collector of books

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