A Flatpack History of Sweden

45. State-building and Cathedral Construction

November 14, 2021

King Magnus gets a chance to spend at least some of his time formalising royal control in Sweden during the 1280s. His brother gets a Dukedom, influential figures get the titles of Drots, Marsk and Kansler, and the important building project of Uppsala Cathedral comes under new management. The King mediates in two high profile conflicts and we also explain his unusual Swedish name, LadulÄs. Oh, and he imprisons his brother, former King Valdemar!

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