Tuesday, April 17, 2012

With a bible and a sword

Absalon or Axel (c. 1128 – 1201) was a Danish archbishop and statesman and best known for territorial expansion in the Baltic Sea and built the first fortification of the city that evolved into modern-day Copenhagen.

Absalon was equally great as churchman, statesman and warrior. His policy of expansion was to give Denmark the dominion of the Baltic for three generations.