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A union that wasn’t meant to survive? a remark on the importance of perspective

I was talking about my book on Kristian II, “Prince of the North”, and how the union in the north trembled and fell during his reign. One of the questions concerned if the fall of the union could have been avoided, had Kristian done something different. My reply was that history often looks like a … Continue reading A union that wasn’t meant to survive? a remark on the importance of perspective

New Book: “Kings. A World History” -the mechanisms behind autocratic rule

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

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