Skabelsen af det valdemarske dynasti

Asger Pedersen, Felix Kevin Engrose, Mia-Björk Andersen & Adrian Ortega Camara Lind

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project we examine some of the events and developments during the reign of Valdemar I of Denmark, also known as “the Great”, that influenced the creation of the royal dynasty of said king. Furthermore, we discuss the reasons for the establishment of the dynastic cult, and what influence it had later on. One of the main points of the project was the canonization of Canute Lavard, Valdemar’s father, and the role it played in creation of the dynasty, as well as how the corporation between the church and the royal dominion influenced this development. We analyze a number of texts from the time of Valdemar’s reign, notably the account of Canute Lavard as a saint, a selection of texts from Saxo’s Gesta Danorum, and a small number of charters from the era. Our conclusion focuses on how the church and the royal dominion cooperated on the efforts of building the dynasty of Valdemar, and how the canonization of Canute Lavard was essential in this matter. The church and the royal dominion had similar interests in that they wanted to avoid the civil wars and struggles of the past, and thus worked together in facilitating a fundamental change in society.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 maj 2014
VejledereKim Esmark


  • Knud Lavard
  • Dynastisk kult
  • Dansk Middelalder
  • Valdemar den Store