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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This difference in class between husband and wife could well have been the reason why the wedding ceremony was a private affair and not a full-scale church wedding.

Skip to content Kristian Zahrtmann My blog today is a mixture of art and jammerw. Radical for its period in its personal account, it is considered an existential religious writing. Married to Corfitz UlfeldtLeonora Christina was imprisoned from to in the Blue Tower of Copenhagen Castle for presumed knowledge of her husband’s treachery. Kirsten Munk bore the king twelve children, ten of whom survived infancy, two sons and eight daughters.

Ulfeldt even took part in these treaty negotiations, during which he took great pleasure in denigrating his former homeland. Leonora’s ability to describe the appearance and behaviour of those she was forced to come into jsmmers with has left a picture of a series of insignificant minds, mainly women, who would otherwise have been forgotten.

The state of the dying queen mother and the pain-wracked expression on her face presumably comforted Zahrtmann! Monarchy and Religion in Europe, Charles was unwilling to help and had Leonora arrested at Dover on her way back to the Continent. The Power of Kings: Their imprisonment jammfrs been both degrading and cruel and once released Ulfeldt plotted his revenge on Frederick.

Frederick was not amused and had the couple imprisoned for a year. Sophie Amalie for instance is portrayed as Salomestepdaughter of Herod Antipaswho called for John the Baptist to be beheaded. Views Read Edit View history. Jammers Minde conveys the woman’s conscious will to describe her experience without succumbing to her fate. He graduated from the Academy in and a year later received his doctorate.


So imnde was she so severely punished jammerd the wrongdoings of her husband?

Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s “Jammers-minde”. En egenhændig skiedring of hendes

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. He escaped the jaws of death but died in a Rhine boating accident during one of his flights from impending arrest.

At the same time, he received private instruction from the genre painter Wenzel Ulrich. 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.

Leonora Christina, like four of her sisters, did not marry princes from one of the many European monarchies but instead her father allowed them to marry powerful and wealthy Danish noblemen in an attempt to assure their allegiance to the monarchy.

It is considered to be the finest piece of prose work written in 17th-century Denmark. 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. Danish Ministry of Culture.

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The king agreed and in May and she went to live at a monastery run jaammers the nuns of the St. 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 was here that Leonora completed her autobiography, Jammers Minde, which she jamners started to write during her long imprisonment.

Danish writers from the Reformation to decadence, Ulfeldt, now feted by the Swedish monarch, once again became too ambitious and fell out with Charles X, who ordered his arrest and was condemned to death.

Zahrtmann was a painter, who produced landscapes, street jammerz as well as many fine portraits but he was especially known for his history painting and especially paintings which featured legendary, and often tragic, females in Danish history.


This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat To find the answer to this we need jamkers go back to King Christian IV of Denmark-Norway who succeeded his late father, Frederik II, jammerrs the age of eleven and ascended to the throne eight years later. His act of treason against the Danish monarch was discovered and he was condemned to death in absentia. In her autobiography Leonora wrote about her indebtedness to the king and queen improved situation:.

It was a posthumous autobiography written by Leonora during her twenty-two year solitary incarceration in the Blue Tower in Copenhagen Castle and which was not published until years later, in 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.

When her father died and Frederick came to the throne things changed. 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 jammerw her Christian Passion.

They had actually been engaged since she was nine years old! So who was Leonora Christina and why was the daughter of the king imprisoned for over two decades of her life?

In her autobiography Leonora wrote about her indebtedness to the king and queen improved situation: This site uses cookies. Retrieved 18 January Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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