Christian VI

The Pious Builder

Jens Gunni Busck, Peter Sean Woltemade

This book is part of the Crown Series, a series of small books on the Danish monarchy and related subjects. It tells the story of Christian VI, the ruler of Denmark-Norway from 1730 until his death in 1746.
Publication date:
June 2019
Publisher :
Gad Publishers
Editor :
Axel Harms
Language:
English
Series :
Crown Series
Illustration :
40 colour illustrations
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9788772170367

Dimensions : 218 X 178 mm
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£12.00

Overview
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Christian VI ruled Denmark-Norway from 1730 until his death in 1746. As King he was enthusiastic about construction projects; he built the first Christiansborg Palace, Hirschholm Palace, and the Hermitage Palace. As an adherent of the Pietist religious movement, he believed it was sinful to enjoy oneself, and life at his court was reminiscent of life in a monastery. He took a number of measures to combat a long-lasting economic slump, one of which was the introduction of the hated system of adscription known as the stavnsbånd. As the first Danish absolute monarch to do so, he managed to avoid war throughout his entire reign. This book is part of the Crown Series, a series of small books on the Danish monarchy and related subjects published in cooperation with the Royal Danish Collection.