Denmark’s Age of Absolutism: How Royal Dictatorship Led to Peaceful Reform with Agnethe Poulsen

Denmark’s Age of Absolutism: How Royal Dictatorship Led to Peaceful Reform with Agnethe Poulsen


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The history of European monarchies has often been marked by chaos and bloodshed, and only a handful of the once-powerful royal families of Europe have retained their status and titles up to the present day. Yet in Denmark, home to Europe’s oldest remaining royal family, the kings and queens have kept their place as official heads of state for over 1.000 years. They have successfully retained their status at times where several other European rulers lost their crowns, and in many cases even their lives. If we judge by sheer longevity and lack of beheadings by angry revolutionaries, then Denmark’s monarchy is a success story.

This interactive seminar will focus on Denmark’s monarchy during its peak in the age of Enlightenment and explore how the king’s power and status shifted in the 17th and 18th centuries from ruling with divine right to being an exalted servant of the state. Influenced by the ideas of the Enlightenment era, the Danish kings gradually issues lasting reforms that enabled a peaceful transition to modern-day democracy.

Led by an expert on Danish royal history, Agnethe Poulsen, this interactive seminar will invite you to explore Denmark’s monarchy during the age of Enlightenment and the impact the power of the kings had on Danish society. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the role of absolute monarchy in Denmark, how it brought about social reform, and ultimately paved the way for modern-day democracy.

Agnethe holds a Master's degree in History from Roskilde University. She makes use of her love of history and storytelling when working as a local guide in Copenhagen.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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