Stockholm bloodbath

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The Stockholm Bloodbath took place as the result of a successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces under the command of Kristian II of Denmark (in Swedish history known as "Kristian the Tyrant", in Danish as "Kristian the Good"). The bloodbath itself is a series of events taking place between the 4th and 10th November 1520, culminating on the 8th when around 100 persons (mostly nobility and clergy involved in the previous Swedish war effort) were executed despite a promise by Kristian for general amnesty. The executions took place on Stortorget in Stockholm.

See also: the Kalmar Union, Sten Sture, Gustav I of Sweden


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