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Families And Their Landholdings

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This section of the book contains Swedish families and their landholdings. It describes history of Danish kings, The Sverkerska ätten, The Erikska ätten and The Folkungaätten. Uppland families which had links with Sko and Sigtuna Dominican friary may also have had kinship with either or both Erikska ätten and Folkungaätten.The branch of the Folkungaätten that was directly descended from Birger Brosa provides a possible explanation of the name 'folkungar', applied to the rebels of 1210, 1248, 1251 and 1278-80. The case of the Boberg ancestors illustrates that there must have been many other unknown families that played a part in the events of the twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. The Sverkerska ätten, Erikska ätten and Folkungaätten appear all the more dominant because the scarce sources name so few other kin-groups.

Keywords: Birger Brosa; Danish kings; Erikska ätten; Folkungaätten; landholdings; Sverkerska ätten; Swedish families; Uppland families



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