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 →
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 →
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