Tuesday, March 18, 2008
for an online history book: "life in a monastery and the struggle for power in Denmark 1131-1157"
I recently completed a bunch of illustrations for an online history book, that focus on the years 1131 to 1157. A chaotic time where the struggle for power, to be the king, made brother turn against brother. In 1157 Valdemar the first became king of Denmark, and since then the country has only been ruled by one king (or queen) at a time, and the rule, that a king inherits the power from his dad, got established.
It was difficult to recreate the monastery of Sorø, 'cause only the church still stands there today.