Thursday, 25 April 2013

Off To Norway

Having done Ireland last month, it is now time to visit Norway. While I'm spending the weekend in Oslo, I'll be visiting Halden on Friday.

Halden is the site of Fredriksten Fortress which was built in the 1600s. One of the most critical events in Norwegian-Swedish history occured there on November 30, 1718 when King Karl XII of Sweden was killed outside the walls. Was it an inside job or an enemy bullet?
I will retrace the last steps of the King before visiting Sweden in May to track his beginnings.

To learn more about the last day of the king, you can read my post from November 30: Broken Dreams So Grand: The Death of Karl XII

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