Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s “Jammers-minde.”: en egenhændig Skildring af hendes Fangenskab i by Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, Sophus Birket. Posts about Jammers Minde written by jonathan Title, Jammers Minde. Author, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt. Illustrated by, Hans Ovesen. Publisher, Gyldendal A/S, ISBN, ,

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She and Leonora, who had seen her power usurped by another woman, became bitter enemies and she probably played a leading part in having Leonore incarcerated. InUlfeldt decided that the lesser of two evils was to escape from Sweden with his wife Leonora Christina and return to his homeland, Denmark, and try and make his peace with Frederick III.

He graduated from the Academy in when he was twenty-five years of age and it was in this year that he first exhibited some of his first work at the Charlottenborg, the palace in which was situated the Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

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Jammers Minde jammerx the woman’s jammres will to describe her experience without succumbing to her fate. Frederick was not amused and had the couple imprisoned for a year. Their imprisonment had been both degrading and cruel and once released Ulfeldt plotted his revenge on Frederick. Jmamers king agreed and in May and she went to live at a monastery run by the nuns of the St. His act of treason against the Danish monarch was discovered and he was condemned to death in absentia. Retrieved 18 January Leonora’s ability to describe the appearance and behaviour of those she was forced to come into contact with has left a picture of a series of insignificant figures, mainly women, who would otherwise have been forgotten.

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Sophie Amalie for instance is portrayed as Salomestepdaughter of Herod Antipaswho called for John the Baptist to be beheaded. Corfitz Ulfeldt held great powers at the royal court but became more and more ambitious and grasping and it was these traits along with some bad political decisions which had him and the king fall out.


Radical for its period in its personal account, it is considered jwmmers existential religious writing. It is mainly munde in Danish, and Leonora translates much of the Low German, High German and French dialogue into Danish, but later on in the story adds more depth to her jammeers by writing in the original language, and demonstrates her superior knowledge of languages by often replying in a language they cannot understand.

This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat So what happened to Leonora Christina?

In her autobiography Leonora wrote about her indebtedness to the king and queen improved situation: The Power of Kings: Danish Ministry of Culture. This difference in class between husband and wife could well have been the reason why the jamers ceremony was a private affair and not a full-scale church wedding.

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Why this animosity between Leonora and Sophie-Amelie? One of the reasons the work has become a literary masterpiece is that the author manages to couch her account in a fine, dignified style, giving elegance and shine to even the most lurid details.

My blog today is a mixture of art and history. It is considered to be the finest piece of prose work written in 17th-century Denmark. It was written with a political and tactical purpose and is considered an existential religious writing, radical for its time in its reporting of personal confession and crisis. Monarchy and Religion in Europe, He married his first wife Anne Catherine inwhen he was twenty years of age, and the couple went on to have seven children, four of whom died in infancy.

It contains a host of vivid details: The work, first published inis included in the Danish Culture Canon. He was the eldest of nine children, having two sisters and six brothers. When Christian V came to the throne inthe conditions of her imprisonment were improved and she was given books and writing materials.

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So who was Leonora Christina and why was the daughter of the king imprisoned for over two decades of her life? Kirsten Munk bore the king twelve children, ten of whom survived infancy, two sons and eight daughters.

Retrieved from ” https: He graduated from the Academy in and a year later received his doctorate. To find the answer to this we need to go back to King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway who succeeded his late father, Frederik II, at the age of eleven and ascended to the throne eight years later.

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His second wife was Kirsten Munk, the daughter of a wealthy court official, who had been living with her family at the royal palace in Copenhagen. At the same time, he received private instruction from the genre painter Wenzel Ulrich. By continuing to use this jjammers, you agree to their use.

It was here that Leonora completed her autobiography, Jammers Minde, which she had started to write during her long imprisonment. Danish writers from the Reformation to decadence, Leonora frequently draws upon biblical stories and characters and God in her depiction of prison life, recreating the prison in part as a scene in the Bible and her jailors and enemies into characters in her Christian Passion.

Considered to be Denmark’s most important 17th-century prose work, Jammers Minde is a defensive, intimate and dramatic account, which brings back to life the painful years of Leonora’s imprisonment.

It is believed that some time later her sons had her body removed from the church and laid to rest in a secret location where her husband had been interred.