The Decline of Regicide and the Rise of European Monarchy from the Carolingians to the Early Modern Period

@article{Bagge2019TheDO,
  title={The Decline of Regicide and the Rise of European Monarchy from the Carolingians to the Early Modern Period},
  author={Sverre H{\aa}kon Bagge},
  journal={Fr{\"u}hmittelalterliche Studien},
  year={2019},
  volume={53},
  pages={151 - 189}
}
  • S. Bagge
  • Published 2019
  • History
  • Frühmittelalterliche Studien
On the morning of 22 November 1286, King Erik V Klipping of Denmark was found dead in a hunting lodge with fifty-six wounds in his body. Despite much discussion, we still do not know who committed the crime, or what the murderers’ motives were. This is actually the most interesting aspect of the event; unlike in previous cases of regicide, the men who killed Erik did not come forward to replace him with another king. In this sense, the murder in 1286 marks the beginning of a new epoch. Some… Expand
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