Today Urban Lindstedt and I recorded not one but two new episodes of historia.nu, one of the leading history pods in Sweden. They will be released soon, so keep a look out where you get your pods.
“In Kings Erik Petersson takes the reader on a journey through time, from the era of kings and empresses, sultans, shoguns, queens and tsars to today’s democratic society. “ “We meet a young, ambitious sultan in a medieval Constantinopel who, with the help of his blacksmith, put an end to the political order of his … Continue reading Kings. A World History: Now in Dutch →
Poland making claims on Sweden, a brother trying to turn the church towards Rome and a ruthless bloodbath on the councils of the realm. When Charles IX died, war raged with Russia, Poland and Denmark-Norway. Some bloody listening from tumultuous times for lazy summer days! The audiobook on the Swedish monarch Charles IX – A … Continue reading New Audiobook: “Charles IX – A fight for the crown” →
To understand the world of today, one needs to know the foundation it stood on only 100 years ago. Then autocratic rule, empires and monarchs were the normal state of affairs – and they leaned on a long history. What made one ruler prevail, while others fell? What place do Kings and Queens keep in … Continue reading New Book: “Kings. A World History” -the mechanisms behind autocratic rule →
Today marked a special happening: I was lucky enough to get to lecture on the fantastic castle of Kalmar, a medieval fortress turned into a Renaissance palace in the 16th century by two of Gustav Vasa’s sons, Erik XIV and Johan III. But my lecture was of course about a well-known enemy of Gustav Vasa … Continue reading A Union Falling Apart – Lecture at Kalmar Castle →
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