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Danish Westindies, the


The Danish West Indies - three small islands in the Caribbean Sea - was a Danish colony from 1672 to 1917

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Dagmar, Queen


Dagmar of Bohemia was one of the most popular of all Denmark's queens. She was known for her beauty and kindness

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Tollund Man, the


The Tollund Man is on display at the Silkeborg Museum. He is a bog sacrifice from the earliest part of the Iron Age

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Constitution, the Danish


The Danish Constitution was introduced June 5th 1849 and so, absolute monarchy ended in Denmark

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To Be Put on a Breaking Wheel


To be put on a breaking wheel is a term for a medieval method of execution

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Fyrkat is a ring castle from the Viking Age. The castle was built in the reign period of Harald Bluetooth

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Dagmar Cross, The


The Dagmar Cross, a very valuable Byzantine cross, tied to Queen Dagmar who is burried in Siant Bendts church in Ringsted.

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The Corded Ware People


The Corded Ware people buried their dead in small individual grave mounds. Big ceremonial status axes were found in the graves

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Danner, Countess


Louise Rasmussen was the illegitimate child of an unmarried maid. She was later appointed Countess of Danner by king Frederik VII

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