Documentary series “The History of Sweden” puts spotlight on Sandby Borg, Öland


The History of Sweden is a "drama-documentary series " about Sweden's history that premiered on November 5, 2023. The documentary series features historians, archaeologists and other historically knowledgeable people. It is Swedish Television's (SVT) biggest investment in history to date. The ten hour-long episodes are also shown on SVT Play. The series was filmed in [...]

Documentary series “The History of Sweden” puts spotlight on Sandby Borg, Öland2023-11-14T21:37:20+01:00

DSCENE: Royal Getaways in Sweden


Embark on a regal journey through Sweden's illustrious past by exploring its magnificent palaces, enchanting castles, and opulent regal residences. This Nordic nation boasts a rich tapestry of history, and its royal landmarks offer visitors a captivating glimpse into the lives of monarchs, the grandeur of courtly affairs, and the architectural marvels that define Sweden's [...]

DSCENE: Royal Getaways in Sweden2023-11-14T21:25:25+01:00

Skånska slott: En personlig guide genom tid och rum


"Vill du känna historiens vingslag och strosa genom vackra och pampiga byggnader och parkmiljöer? Då är Skåne ett perfekt resmål, för här ligger de uppskattningsvis 170 slotten, borgarna och herrgårdarna tätt. Långt ifrån alla är öppna för allmänheten, men i den här boken får du tips om de mest besöksvärda." I en ny bok skriver [...]

Skånska slott: En personlig guide genom tid och rum2023-10-29T15:26:48+01:00

Castles near Copenhagen


Because Copenhagen is so close to Sweden, it’s worth considering a couple of castles across the border that can be easily visited on a day-trip from Copenhagen, RoutesNorth concludes. Among the castles mentioned in the article is Malmöhus Castle. Crossing the Øresund Bridge, visitors can reach the city of Malmö in Sweden, home to Malmöhus [...]

Castles near Copenhagen2023-11-14T21:21:36+01:00

Podcast: Snedtänkt om fideikomiss


"Historikern Brita Planck lägger entusiastiskt ut texten om den urmodiga och utdaterade arvsprincipen fideikommiss. Downton Abbey! Jane Austen! Magnus Uggla! Emelie Flygare-Carlén! Människor med lustiga efternamn! Mossometern slår upp på det röda!" Lyssna på podcasten nedan:

Podcast: Snedtänkt om fideikomiss2023-10-01T14:27:28+02:00

Fideicomissum: In the Service of Cultural History since the 17th Century


The Swedish “fideikomiss” derives from the Latin “fideicommissum” but in English property law it is more commonly known as an “entailed estate”. As early as 1686, a law was enacted that made it possible to keep larger properties together by not dividing them during inheritance. This has meant that collections of historical, cultural and scientific [...]

Fideicomissum: In the Service of Cultural History since the 17th Century2023-07-29T10:52:29+02:00

Swedish castles and fortresses in Finland


Finland was part of Sweden for almost 700 years from around 1150 until the Finnish War of 1809 after which Finland became an autonomous part of the Russian Empire as the Grand Duchy of Finland. Here is a list of some of the most well-preserved castles in Finland. Sveaborg Jisis, Wikipedia Åbo kallerna, Wikipedia [...]

Swedish castles and fortresses in Finland2023-07-27T11:30:41+02:00

Swedish monarchs and their royal mottos


The royal motto of the Swedish monarch is a Swedish royal tradition stemming from the early 16th century. All reigning monarchs of Sweden, beginning with Gustav I, have had their own mottos during their respective periods of reign. The Swedish royal motto in many ways is equivalent to a national motto. The tradition among [...]

Swedish monarchs and their royal mottos2023-07-27T11:30:49+02:00

Uradel – the ancient nobility


The term "Uradel" (ancient nobility) refers to noble families who are of such old age that their date of ennoblement is unknown, with the "threshold date" usually being circa 1420. According to the House of Nobility, there are 34 extant families of ancient origin.

Uradel – the ancient nobility2023-07-27T11:31:17+02:00
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