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Public "Fruentimmer"

 

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

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Great War, the

   

The term First World War did not come into usage until the start of the Second World War. Read about the war here

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Aggersborg Viking fortification

         

Aggersborg is the largest Viking fortification found in Denmark

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Assistens-hus, the Royal Privileged

         

Assistenshuset or "The Royal Privileged Assistens-hus" was a pawnbroking establishment in Copenhagen from 1688 to 1975

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Mjølner

 
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Gig

 

A gig is a two-wheeled horse carriage

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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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Four-poster Bed

 

A Four-poster bed, or canopy bed, is the term used to describe a bed with four posters and a baldachin

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Hammershus

 

Hammershus is situated at the Northern part of Bornholm and is the largest castle ruin in Northern Europe from the Middle Ages

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