Christian IV: Denmark's Great Renaissance King (Hardcover)

Christian IV: Denmark's Great Renaissance King By Jens Gunni Busck, Axel Harms (Editor), Peter Sean Woltemade Cover Image
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This book tells the story of Christian IV (1577-1648), who became King of Denmark and Norway when he was only 11 years old. He ruled for 60 years and was responsible for the construction of a number of Denmark's most beloved buildings, particularly in Copenhagen. When he died, he left behind a kingdom that had been impoverished by war and excessive taxation and had permanently lost its earlier status as a major European power. Nevertheless, he was considered a brave hero and martyr by generations that followed him, and he has gone down in history as the greatest king Denmark has ever had.

This book is part of the Crown Series, a series of small books on the Danish monarchy and related subjects published in cooperation with the Royal Danish Collection.

Product Details
ISBN: 9788793229129
ISBN-10: 8793229127
Publisher: Gad Publishers
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015
Pages: 60
Language: English
Series: Crown