The History of Denmark
By Søren Krarup
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A podcast about the history of the oldest kingdom in Europe!
||CleanEpisode 23 – The Great Northern War and the colonies||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%||8/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 – Absolutism||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-%20Absol||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUpdate 11/02/17||Status-update on The History of Denmark as of 11/02/17 https://archive.org/download/Update110217/Update%20110217.mp3||2/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 – The Brink||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||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 – Christian IV Part 2||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||10/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 – Christian IV Part 1||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||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 – The Nordic Seven Years’ War||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||8/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 – The Protestant Reformation||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||7/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 – Rex Tyrannus||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||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 – Chaos in the Union||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||5/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 – Eric of Pomerania||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||5/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 – Almighty Lady and Mistress||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||4/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 – A New Dawn||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||3/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 – The Geography of Denmark||We look at the geography of Denmark and other fun things! https://archive.org/download/Episode11TheGeographyOfDenmark/Episode%2011%20-%20The%20Geography%20of%20Denmark.mp3||3/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 – Family Feud||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||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 – Valdemar the Victorious||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: V||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 – Valdemar the Great||We follow Valdemar the Great and other notable figures throughout his reign! https://archive.org/download/Episode8ValdemarTheGreat/Episode%208%20-%20Valdemar%20the%20Great.mp3||12/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 – Sweyn Estridson and his sons||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||12/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 – The Sons of Canute||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||11/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 – The North Sea Empire||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||10/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 – The Birth of Denmark||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 Pictures:||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 – The Viking Age||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||10/1/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 – Denmark before the Viking Age||You can listen to the episode here: Pictures of the things mentioned in the episode are attached here. https://archive.org/download/Episode2DenmarkBeforeTheVikingAge/Episode%202%20-%20Denmark%20before%20the%20Viking%20Age.mp3||9/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 – An Introduction||Here I present the podcast and myself. Enjoy! https://archive.org/download/Episode1AnIntroduction_201510/Episode%201%20-%20An%20Introduction.mp3||9/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I wish it was more regular but enjoy the podcast all the same. Keep up all the great work.
He has a great voice, great speed of talking, great command of history and a great way oh explaining history. I love it!
I am a history podcast lover and this has been a great addition.