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Viking Fortress

   

The viking fortresses are Aggersborg, Fyrkat, Nonnebakken, Trelleborg, and Borgeby. They were constructed as ringforts.

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A Capital City

 

A capital is the city where the country's government and sometimes the central administration is. What Danish city was a capital?

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The Battle of Copenhagen

   

The British Navy invaded Zealand and bombed Copenhagen in 1807 for three days. The city of Copenhagen went up in flames

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The Hvidsten Group

 

The Hvidsten group was a Danish resistance group during the German occupation. It was active in the period of 1943-1944

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Bastion

 

The word "bastion" refers the angular protruding parts of a fortress

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Nobility

 

The Danish nobility provided military assistance to the king and in exchange obtained social, economic and political privileges

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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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Public "Fruentimmer"

 

The term a public "Fruentimmer" was used in Denmark and refers to a prostitute

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Herald

 

Heralds were a king's or a nobleman's messenger

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