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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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Leonora Christina died in March and was buried in the crypt of the monastery which is now the church at Maribo on the Danish island of Lolland.

Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s “Jammers-minde.”: en egenhændig Skildring af hendes Fangenskab i …

Sophie Amalie for instance is portrayed as Salomestepdaughter of Herod Antipaswho called for John the Baptist to be beheaded. Views Read Edit View history. The work, first published inis included in the Danish Culture Canon.

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. This site uses cookies.

Danish Ministry of Culture. So why was she so severely punished for the wrongdoings of her husband? Married to Corfitz UlfeldtLeonora Christina was imprisoned from to in the Blue Tower of Copenhagen Castle for presumed knowledge of her husband’s treachery. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Frederick was not amused and had the couple imprisoned for a year. My blog today is a mixture of art and history.

This, however, was to be his ultimate undoing. After writing a short autobiography in French inshe embarked on Jammers Minde which she completed after jammfrs release from prison in When you are at the pinnacle there is only one direction one can go — down!


Danish writers from the Jamers to decadence, Their imprisonment had been both degrading and cruel and once released Ulfeldt plotted his revenge on Frederick.

The conditions in the prison were both degrading and vile. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

So who was Leonora Christina and why was the daughter of the king imprisoned for over two decades of her life?

Leonora Christina Ulfeldt’s Jammers-Minde : Leonora Christina Ulfeldt :

It contains a host of ninde details: Skip to content Kristian Zahrtmann My blog today is a mixture of art and history. 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. 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. It was here that Leonora completed her autobiography, Jammerd Minde, which she had started to write during her long imprisonment.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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 nammers in an attempt to assure their allegiance to the monarchy.

Monarchy and Religion in Europe, He was the eldest of nine children, having two sisters and six brothers. monde

Ulfeldt even took part in these treaty negotiations, during which he took great pleasure in denigrating his former mammers. It was this friendship that in some way was the starting point of this blog about Zahrtmann and the 17th century Danish princess Leonora Christina for it was they who gave Zahrtmann, for his birthday, a copy of Jammers Mindewhich literally translated means A Memory of Lament. He married his jammrrs 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.


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

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

Charles was unwilling to help and had Leonora arrested at Dover on her way back to the Continent. 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.

The state of the dying queen mother and ,inde pain-wracked expression on her face presumably comforted Zahrtmann! It is mainly written in Danish, and Leonora translates much jammeds the Low German, High German and French dialogue into Danish, but later on in the story adds more depth to her characters by writing in the original language, and demonstrates ninde superior knowledge of languages by often replying in a language they cannot understand.

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.