Friday, November 30, 2018

Today is the 300th anniversary of the death of King Charles XII of Sweden

November 30, 2018 (Poltava) Today I was very pleased to present my paper dedicated to the death of the King in the frame of historical seminar, commemorating 300 years since the death of Charles XII of Sweden, whose extraordinary story inspired many poets, writers, artists, and of course historians. 

Many students from Historical Department of Poltava Pedagogical University attended a seminar to learn new things about the Swedish king, whose life was surrounding with. I told them a few stories about fortress of Fredriksten, two Norvegian campaigns of 1716 and 1718 including a story about Galärvägen from Strömstad to Hällesmörk.
Besides I told them stories about seven monuments erected at different years in the fortress of Fredriksten on the assumed places where Charles XII was killed, and about three openings of King’s sarcophagus at Riddarholmskyrkan in 1746, 1859, and 1917. 
I was very glad to know that a big group of SMB delegates has visited Halden and Fredriksten to commemorate Charles XII at the site of his last battle. Hope to see a video captured there by the SMB delegates.