Kristian 2.s sak mot Joachim Wullenwever: Eksilkongens færøypolitikk ca. 1523–25

Translated title of the contribution: Christian II’s case against Joachim Wullenwever: The exile king’s rule of the Faroes 1523–25

Ian Peter Grohse

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Abstract

There has been extensive research on Christian II’s (r.1513-1523–24) downfall as king of Denmark and Norway. The
consequences of his downfall for the Faroes, one of the Norwegian crown’s tributary provinces, has not been the object
of closer investigation. Sources for such an undertaking are scarce, but rich. The most noteworthy is an arrest warrant
issued by Christian II’s vice chancellor for the king’s former ombudsman on the isles, Joachim Wullenwever, probably
in the fall of 1524. This article examines Christian II’s attempt to retain royal dignity and enforce his authority over
the Faroes despite his overarching political misfortune. In this vein, the arrest warrant is treated as an illustration of
Christian II’s own conception of rule, a conception that was marked by both desperation and conviction.
Translated title of the contributionChristian II’s case against Joachim Wullenwever: The exile king’s rule of the Faroes 1523–25
Original languageNorwegian
Pages (from-to)7-20
Number of pages14
JournalHistorisk tidsskrift
Volume101
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Faroe Islands
  • Christian II
  • Joachim Wullenwever
  • Fredrick I
  • Cornelius de Schepper

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