Tag: Medieval Sweden


The Occupation of Gotland by the Teutonic Knights, 1398-1408

In 1398, the Teutonic Order occupied the island of Gotland and its city, Visby. The knights held the island for ten years.


The Rök Stone – Riddles and answers

Challenges to the mind were popular at the Frankish court at the time of the Rök Stone. Due to the political situation in Scandinavia at that time the stone was made in a combined Swedish and international context. The methods of the stone are clearly influenced by the Frankish renaissance initiated by Alcuin of York.