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Old 10-08-2021, 11:48 AM
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Had to look it up.

Haderslevhus (*) is from around 1270 and as such is about 100 years younger than the town of Haderslev.
In 1329 the castle was burned down by rebellious Jutlanders. (**) Rebuilt and finally torn down in 1550.
A new building was build on the site, as a mix of a large inn, a citizens house (not a townhall) and a cultural place and that's pretty much the function today.

(*) The word "hus" (= house) in medieval times meant a large stone building that wasn't a church or a cloister. It was typically a castle or a large and imposing residence for an important family.
Most medieval castle ruins in DK ends in "hus" i.e Koldinghus, Hammershus, Haderslevhus.

While towns that grew up around a later castle often have names that ends in "borg" (= castle, after the German word "burg"). I.e. Silkeborg, Skanderborg, Fredensborg etc.

And finally Danish castles and manors that were/are owned or used by the DRF, are called "slot" (after the German word "Schloss"). I.e. Christiansborg Slot, Schackenborg Slot, Amalienborg Slot etc.

(**) Rebellions were extremely common in medieval times. All free men were armed and the cause for an uprising could be a noble who couldn't keep his hands off a respected man's wife or a new tax. Sometimes it was free men and peasantry rebellion against a local noble. At other times nobles and peasants joined up to protest against the king for whatever reason.
The usual pattern was to burn something down and perhaps beat up a representative of the king or a noble. Sometimes someone was killed more or less unintentionally and when it got really serious a castle was burned down and several were killed. That's presumably what happened with Haderslevhus.

When the local noble couldn't handle the situation with the handful of men he had at his disposal, the king would dispatch a representative with a minor escort so smooth things out and that usually did the trick, with the interesting result that the rebels usually helped rebuild what they had burned down.
Sometimes the king dispatched a small company and that show of strength was often enough the convey the message: That's it! No more rioting! Get it!?!
It was after all a time were violence were acceptable means of both communicating and reacting. And burning down a manor send a more direct message than a petition to the king.
There were times however, when things did not calm down and that required the presence or at least direct involvement of the king, who could well be a couple of weeks of travel away. The king then had to choose between putting down the rebellion with force, risking a instead ending up with a major rebellion on his hands, or negotiating with the threat of force behind him. - The kings were wise enough to tend to use the latter option.

Of course all these more or less serious uprising were endlessly annoying for the kings and at the end civil war called "The Feud of the Count" in early 1500's the Danish yeomanry was finally disarmed and that put and end to the constant uprisings.

ADDED:
This IMO catching song is about The Feud of the Count. It's a fairly modern song and it used to be a rallying song for Communists and left wing socialists, but is broadly popular now.


Lyrics: Captain Klement's Morning Song

Screen your houses with pitfalls and planks
Whet your scythes till they're cuttingly shiny

Do not fear Rantzau's black army

Silks will give way to homespun clothes

/Peasants and carpenters, lads from Jutland

Now we shall be victorious in the count's feud./



They trade people for money

They bar and shut the gate to freedom

Torment and bind with inheritance and debt

The Earth as if they themselves had created it

/Peasants and carpenters, lads from Jutland

Now we shall be victorious in the count's feud./



Behind the glittering helmets of the rich

Hide scared quivering rascals

The Devil himself has given them

Armours, shields, land, and coin

/Peasants and carpenters, lads from Jutland

Now we shall be victorious in the count's feud./



Wealth, they say, is for the wealthy

The Bible says otherwise

God's son wandered poor on Earth

Didn't exactly get his wages from them.

/Peasants and carpenters, lads from Jutland

Now we shall be victorious in the count's feud./



The Church's black murder of magpies

Must shield itself against the laughter of girls

Gaudy noblemen roosters of rank

Now you will meet the Danish man

/Peasants and carpenters, lads from Jutland

Now we shall be victorious in the count's feud./



The rooster has crowed thrice

Stand fast now, for we are the many

Don't let the future say of us

Wealth defeated us without a fight

/Peasants and carpenters, lads from Jutland

Now we shall be victorious in the count's feud./
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Old 12-01-2021, 12:04 PM
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The Royal House of Denmark's new website has a page dedicated to the hunting lodge in Trend.

https://www.kongehuset.dk/slotte-og-...huset-i-trend/
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Old 12-13-2021, 07:01 PM
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Hunting estate in Trend

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In the Royal House’s hunting area Trend Skov lies a hunting property, which has been the Royal Family’s residence since the time of Christian X.
https://www.kongehuset.dk/en/palaces...tate-in-trend/

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Old 12-15-2021, 09:58 PM
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Danish Christmas at Fredriksborg Castle
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Old 02-16-2022, 08:47 AM
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The gossip magazine Se & HÝr this week has an article about the costs of heating the royal residences.

We are all familiar with the explosive rise in the cost of heating and electricity. (Groceries has also gone up, but fortunately not that much.) That of course also applies to the royal residences. Being huge places with large rooms and high ceilings they take quite a lot of energy to heat! So no doubt that does cost the DRF quite a lot of money. Fortunately the lockdowns in connection with Corona has meant that they have been able to save a good deal of money.

In regards to heating and insulation, there is no doubt that the mansion M&F live in at Amalienborg is the most modern and energy efficient, so I think M&F will get a bill for heating that is manageable.
QMII's manor is less modern, but there is only her and a LiW and an adjutant on duty, so there should be a limit to how much space she really needs. So I imagine several rooms are de facto closed down - not least in the light of the death of PH. (We often see something similar with ordinary family homes, once the children have left home. After a few years it's not uncommon to see most of the upper floor basically being closed down.)
GrŚsten is hopelessly out of date in regards to heating and so is Marselisborg and Fredensborg. But apart from a week around Christmas, they are closed down for the winter anyway. So I don't think the heating bill there is that high after all. Not least because modern thermostats are so efficient.

As for electricity. Well, there are hardly anyone left in DK who don't used energy-saving lights now. They are simply too cost-efficient and too good and lasts too long for any household budget not to use them. So that leaves household appliances. And QMII don't watch much TV, she doesn't use computers, mobiles, laptops, playstations and what not, so the bill for what she does use should be manageable.
M&F's household however...!! I think they can feel the electricity bill going up!

The DRF pay the bill for the interior upkeep of their residences, while the state pay for the exterior upkeep and major repairs.
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Old 02-16-2022, 01:48 PM
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The mention of the electricity reminds me of the story when Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia was residing in Denmark and used a lot of electricity to have the lights lit. This did not please her nephew King Christian X.
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Old 02-16-2022, 01:57 PM
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I guess she'd forgotten the modest life of her childhood.
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Old 02-16-2022, 04:17 PM
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I guess she'd forgotten the modest life of her childhood.
They didn't have electricity then.

Itís also possible the very intelligent Minnie did come to comprehend what a utility bill was ó and just kept doing it to assert her remnant of empress-status and annoy Christian, anyway.
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Old 02-16-2022, 04:42 PM
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They didn't have electricity then.

Itís also possible the very intelligent Minnie did come to comprehend what a utility bill was ó and just kept doing it to assert her remnant of empress-status and annoy Christian, anyway.
Not unlikely IMO.

I imagine Dagmar sometimes forgot that she was no longer Tsarina. And Christian X, who at the best of times didn't think too highly of women, (except for Ingrid) would probably be easy to annoy.
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Old 02-16-2022, 05:17 PM
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Itís also possible the very intelligent Minnie did come to comprehend what a utility bill was ó and just kept doing it to assert her remnant of empress-status and annoy Christian, anyway.
Dagmar did exactly that. When her nephew asked her to be more economical in her use of the electrical lights she ordered her staff to light every lamp in the palace to piss him off
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Dagmar did exactly that. When her nephew asked her to be more economical in her use of the electrical lights she ordered her staff to light every lamp in the palace to piss him off
I mean, on the one hand, itís Christianís house and he had a reasonable point (although we donít know how politely he asked her). On the other handÖ well, itís a funny story, as long as youíre not Christian.
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In contrast to the Belgian royal family, the DRF will not put royal residences at disposal for Ukrainian refugees.

Lene Balleby of the PR office explains that the residences have a number of security features that are not for public knowledge, like safe rooms, security doors, video surveillance.
Anyway, apart from Marselisborg they belong to the state.

- It is of course a nice symbolic gesture but royal residences are not the most practical for housing a larger number of people.
Taking over a hotel would be cheaper and better than converting a royal residence or for that matter any other state owned mansion.
And integration, housing, schooling and employment of the Ukrainians is the responsibility of the municipalities.
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