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A podcast about the history of the oldest kingdom in Europe!

A podcast about the history of the oldest kingdom in Europe!
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A podcast about the history of the oldest kingdom in Europe!

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English


Episodes

Episode 23 – The Great Northern War and the colonies

8/6/2018
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Christian V codifies Danish Law in the late 1600s, and his successor joins forces with Russia and Poland to break the Swedish Empire – and we visit the colonies! https://archive.org/download/Episode23TheGreatNorthernWarAndTheColonies/Episode%2023%20-%20The%20Great%20Northern%20War%20and%20the%20colonies.mp3 Advertisements

Duration:00:26:25

Episode 22 – Absolutism

6/11/2017
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Denmark transitions to absolute monarchy under interesting circumstances and then tries to win back land from Sweden. Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thehistoryofdenmark/ https://archive.org/download/Episode22Absolutism/Episode%2022%20-%20Absolutism.mp3

Duration:00:29:27

Update 11/02/17

2/11/2017
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Status-update on The History of Denmark as of 11/02/17 https://archive.org/download/Update110217/Update%20110217.mp3

Duration:00:02:28

Episode 21 – The Brink

11/18/2016
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Frederick III outmaneuvers his rivals but is then faced with a crisis that threatens to destroy the independence of Denmark. https://archive.org/download/Episode21TheBrink/Episode%2021%20-%20The%20Brink.mp3

Duration:00:32:43

Episode 20 – Christian IV Part 2

10/7/2016
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Christian IV charges headlong into the Thirty Years War and then faces a rising Sweden. https://archive.org/download/Episode20ChristianIVPart2/Episode%2020%20-%20Christian%20IV%20Part%202.mp3

Duration:00:32:48

Episode 19 – Christian IV Part 1

9/15/2016
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We look at the first half of the reign of one of the most famous of the Danish monarchs. https://archive.org/download/Episode19ChristianIVPart1/Episode%2019%20-%20Christian%20IV%20Part%201.mp3

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 18 – The Nordic Seven Years’ War

8/19/2016
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Denmark and Sweden quarrel over trade and coats-of-arms. https://archive.org/download/Episode18TheNordicSevenYearsWar/Episode%2018%20-%20The%20Nordic%20Seven%20Years%E2%80%99%20War.mp3

Duration:00:37:08

Episode 17 – The Protestant Reformation

7/22/2016
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The teachings of Martin Luther are enacted in the Kingdom of Denmark in the aftermath of a civil war. https://archive.org/download/Episode17TheProtestantReformation/Episode%2017%20-%20The%20Protestant%20Reformation.mp3

Duration:00:32:07

Episode 16 – Rex Tyrannus

7/6/2016
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We reach the transitory period between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. King Hans fights pole-vaulting German peasants and his son, Christian II, becomes known as “Tyrant Christian”. https://archive.org/download/Episode16RexTyrannus/Episode%2016%20-%20Rex%20Tyrannus.mp3

Duration:00:33:22

Episode 15 – Chaos in the Union

5/28/2016
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The Kalmar Union shatters and reunites several times and a new dynasty gains control of Denmark! https://archive.org/download/Episode15ChaosInTheUnion/Episode%2015%20-%20Chaos%20in%20the%20Union.mp3

Duration:00:28:50

Episode 14 – Eric of Pomerania

5/6/2016
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The last Eric to rule Denmark feuds with Holstein and the Hanseatic League. https://archive.org/download/Episode14EricOfPomerania_201605/Episode%2014%20-%20Eric%20of%20Pomerania.mp3

Duration:00:26:16

Episode 13 – Almighty Lady and Mistress

4/17/2016
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We say goodbye to Valdemar Atterdag and see control of Denmark pass to his daughter Margaret. https://archive.org/download/Episode13AlmightyLadyAndMistress/Episode%2013%20-%20Almighty%20Lady%20and%20Mistress.mp3

Duration:00:30:04

Episode 12 – A New Dawn

3/19/2016
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The power of the Danish Crown reaches new lows after 1320, but is restored two decades later by Valdemar IV ‘Atterdag’. https://archive.org/download/Episode12ANewDawn/Episode%2012%20-%20A%20New%20Dawn.mp3

Duration:00:26:30

Episode 11 – The Geography of Denmark

3/6/2016
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We look at the geography of Denmark and other fun things! https://archive.org/download/Episode11TheGeographyOfDenmark/Episode%2011%20-%20The%20Geography%20of%20Denmark.mp3

Duration:00:21:22

Episode 10 – Family Feud

1/25/2016
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Several Erics and Valdemars, all descendants of Valdemar the Victorious, fight for control of Denmark! https://archive.org/download/Episode10FamilyFeud/Episode%2010%20-%20Family%20Feud.mp3

Duration:00:29:31

Episode 9 – Valdemar the Victorious

1/1/2016
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We look at the 39-year reign of Valdemar II ‘The Victorious’! Check out the link below to listen to the Girls’ Choir of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation sing in 2016! https://www.dr.dk/tv/se/vaer-velkommen/vaer-velkommen-5 1st song: Vær Velkommen (“Be Welcome” – hymn dedicated to New Year’s Eve) 2nd song: Kong Christian stod ved Højen Mast (“King Christian stood… Continue reading Episode 9 – Valdemar the Victorious →

Duration:00:27:05

Episode 8 – Valdemar the Great

12/17/2015
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We follow Valdemar the Great and other notable figures throughout his reign! https://archive.org/download/Episode8ValdemarTheGreat/Episode%208%20-%20Valdemar%20the%20Great.mp3

Duration:00:24:40

Episode 7 – Sweyn Estridson and his sons

12/3/2015
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We follow Sweyn Estridson, his sons and the kings who reigned through the decades of civil war which followed. https://archive.org/download/Episode7SweynEstridssonAndHisSons/Episode%207%20-%20Sweyn%20Estridsson%20and%20his%20sons.mp3

Duration:00:26:08

Episode 6 – The Sons of Canute

11/9/2015
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We look at what happened to Denmark, Norway and England after the death of Canute the Great. https://archive.org/download/Episode6TheSonsOfCanute/Episode%206%20-%20The%20Sons%20of%20Canute.mp3

Duration:00:26:54

Episode 5 – The North Sea Empire

10/19/2015
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We follow Sweyn Forkbeard and his son, Canute the Great as they each conquer England and forge an Empire of three Kingdoms. Pictures: https://archive.org/download/Episode5TheNorthSeaEmpire/Episode%205%20-%20The%20North%20Sea%20Empire.mp3

Duration:00:26:27