The Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Swedish Riksdag

  title={The Five Hundredth Anniversary of the Swedish Riksdag},
  author={Eric Cyril Bellquist},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={857 - 865}
  • E. C. Bellquist
  • Published 1 October 1935
  • History, Political Science
  • American Political Science Review
This year, Sweden is celebrating the five hundreth anniversary of the Riksdag, or national parliament. Appropriate ceremonies were observed in January at the opening of the annual session in Stockholm, and near the end of May the entire Riksdag and the royal family journeyed to the little town of Arboga, in central Sweden, where the first meeting of the parliament was held in 1435. There an impressive celebration was held, culminating in the unveiling of a statue to Engelbrekt, the first, and…