Catherine of Pomerania, Countess of Palatine of Neumark


15th Century Kalmar Union

At the end of the last century, we saw the creation of the Kalmar Union, which encompassed Sweden (with Finland), Norway, and Denmark under one ruler while maintaining their independence. This came from a series of mismanagement throughout each country until the ascension of Queen Margaret of Denmark I, who united them in this union… Continue reading 15th Century Kalmar Union

14th Century Sweden, Denmark, & Norway Part 2 (Kalmar Union)

Sweden during the 14th century had many conflicts happening, some we have discussed with our post detailing Denmark and Norway (which we will learn more about as they overlap). We enter the century here at the end of the Viking Age and during the reign of King Birger. Birgier came to the throne at the… Continue reading 14th Century Sweden, Denmark, & Norway Part 2 (Kalmar Union)

14th Century Denmark, Sweden, & Norway

Today we will be leaving the British Isles and diving into the Nordic countries of Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Denmark. We greet them as they conflict , their heritage, and Germans. By the end of the century these countries will be under one monarch in what is known as the Kalmar Union.  Denmark was… Continue reading 14th Century Denmark, Sweden, & Norway