A Flatpack History of Sweden

39. The Mighty Jarl Rises

August 8, 2021

It is time to continue our discussion about the life and deeds of Birger Jarl. This time we look specifically at what happens in the 1250s, a busy decade for our rising leader. He is occupied by marrying off his kids to form political alliances, quashing domestic rebellions, and buttering up visiting German traders. We also see what happened in a war that never was!

Finally we skip forward to the 20th century to examine a rather rash decision by Stockholm City Council...



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