On the upcoming anniversary of the Stockholm Bloodbath, a public mass execution of members of the nobility and clergy in the middle of Stockholm on November 7-9 in 1520, a portrait of the man held responsible for it all. Kristian II, in Sweden nicknamed Kristian the Tyrant, the last reigning king of the Union of Calmar.
100 noblemen and clergymen were executed for having been in opposition to the King or for being perceived as threats to his reign.
The executions took place at Stortorget (Main Square) in Stockholm. I took this picture of the square when I was there this summer.
In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.
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