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The History of Denmark

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An amateur history podcast about the oldest Kingdom in Europe. It follows the Danish monarchs from Gorm the Old to Margaret II across 1000 years.

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An amateur history podcast about the oldest Kingdom in Europe. It follows the Danish monarchs from Gorm the Old to Margaret II across 1000 years.

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Great podcast

By Karlbird - Nov 19 2018
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Love the danish history. Hard to find in English

Wonderful podcast

By tammylynk - Sep 05 2017
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I wish it was more regular but enjoy the podcast all the same. Keep up all the great work.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
6
0
0
0

Great podcast

By Karlbird - Nov 19 2018
Read more
Love the danish history. Hard to find in English

Wonderful podcast

By tammylynk - Sep 05 2017
Read more
I wish it was more regular but enjoy the podcast all the same. Keep up all the great work.
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The History of Denmark

Latest release on Aug 06, 2018

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An amateur history podcast about the oldest Kingdom in Europe. It follows the Danish monarchs from Gorm the Old to Margaret II across 1000 years.

Rank #1: Episode 3 – The Viking Age

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New episode ready! We take a look at the famous warriors from Scandinavia, and examine their expansion, culture, religion and way of life.

https://archive.org/download/Episode3TheVikingAge/Episode%203%20-%20The%20Viking%20Age.mp3

Oct 01 2015

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Rank #2: Episode 4 – The Birth of Denmark

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We look at the family of Gorm the Old, the Jelling Monuments and the christianization of Denmark!

https://archive.org/download/Episode4TheBirthOfDenmark/Episode%204%20-%20The%20Birth%20of%20Denmark.mp3

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You can see the Jelling Stones behind the church if you look closely!

Oct 07 2015

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Rank #3: Episode 5 – The North Sea Empire

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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

Oct 19 2015

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Rank #4: Episode 6 – The Sons of Canute

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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

Nov 09 2015

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Rank #5: Episode 14 – Eric of Pomerania

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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

May 06 2016

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Rank #6: Episode 13 – Almighty Lady and Mistress

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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

Apr 17 2016

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Rank #7: Episode 18 – The Nordic Seven Years’ War

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Denmark and Sweden quarrel over trade and coats-of-arms.

Statue of Tycho Brahe and Kepler in Prague, Czechia
https://archive.org/download/Episode18TheNordicSevenYearsWar/Episode%2018%20-%20The%20Nordic%20Seven%20Years%E2%80%99%20War.mp3

Aug 19 2016

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Rank #8: Episode 15 – Chaos in the Union

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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

May 28 2016

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Rank #9: Episode 12 – A New Dawn

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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

Mar 19 2016

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Rank #10: Episode 11 – The Geography of Denmark

Mar 06 2016

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Episode 23 – The Great Northern War and the colonies

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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

Aug 06 2018

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Episode 22 – Absolutism

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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/

Perfect illustration of Frederick III as an absolute monarch.

https://archive.org/download/Episode22Absolutism/Episode%2022%20-%20Absolutism.mp3

Jun 11 2017

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Update 11/02/17

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

Feb 11 2017

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Episode 21 – The Brink

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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

Nov 18 2016

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Episode 20 – Christian IV Part 2

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Christian IV charges headlong into the Thirty Years War and then faces a rising Sweden.

The painting described in the episode.
https://archive.org/download/Episode20ChristianIVPart2/Episode%2020%20-%20Christian%20IV%20Part%202.mp3

Oct 07 2016

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Episode 19 – Christian IV Part 1

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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

Sep 15 2016

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Episode 18 – The Nordic Seven Years’ War

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Denmark and Sweden quarrel over trade and coats-of-arms.

Statue of Tycho Brahe and Kepler in Prague, Czechia
https://archive.org/download/Episode18TheNordicSevenYearsWar/Episode%2018%20-%20The%20Nordic%20Seven%20Years%E2%80%99%20War.mp3

Aug 19 2016

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Episode 17 – The Protestant Reformation

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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

Jul 22 2016

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Episode 16 – Rex Tyrannus

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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

Jul 06 2016

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Episode 15 – Chaos in the Union

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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

May 28 2016

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Episode 14 – Eric of Pomerania

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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

May 06 2016

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Episode 13 – Almighty Lady and Mistress

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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

Apr 17 2016

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Episode 12 – A New Dawn

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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

Mar 19 2016

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Episode 11 – The Geography of Denmark

Mar 06 2016

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Episode 10 – Family Feud

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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

Jan 25 2016

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Episode 9 – Valdemar the Victorious

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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 by the lofty mast” – anthem of the Royal Family)

3rd song: Der er et yndigt land (“There is a Lovely Country” – national anthem of Denmark)

The Dannebrog falling from heaven at the Battle of Tallin, 1219 (painting by Christian August Lorentzen)
https://archive.org/download/Episode9ValdemarTheVictorious/Episode%209%20-%20Valdemar%20the%20Victorious.mp3

Jan 01 2016

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Episode 8 – Valdemar the Great

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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

Dec 17 2015

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Episode 7 – Sweyn Estridson and his sons

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We follow Sweyn Estridson, his sons and the kings who reigned through the decades of civil war which followed.

Sweyn Estridson, King of Denmark 1047-1074/76

https://archive.org/download/Episode7SweynEstridssonAndHisSons/Episode%207%20-%20Sweyn%20Estridsson%20and%20his%20sons.mp3

Dec 03 2015

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Episode 6 – The Sons of Canute

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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

Nov 09 2015

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Episode 5 – The North Sea Empire

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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

Oct 19 2015

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iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
45
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Great podcast

By Karlbird - Nov 19 2018
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Love the danish history. Hard to find in English

Wonderful podcast

By tammylynk - Sep 05 2017
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I wish it was more regular but enjoy the podcast all the same. Keep up all the great work.