Exploring Denmark’s Glorious Past in the National Museum: Part Two – Medieval Denmark

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…continued from Part One…

In Part Two of this look at the highlights of the National Museum of Denmark, I’ll be concentrating on the medieval art of Denmark.  It was a fascinating collection, with objects from Iceland, as well as German made religious art which was used in Danish churches.

The Middle Ages in Denmark are defined as starting in the year 1000 – conveniently, the year they became a Christian kingdom.  The Reformation of 1536, which saw the end of Catholicism in Denmark, marks the end of the Middle Ages.  It was a period of powerful landowning families, and the time when most of the towns of modern Denmark were settled.

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