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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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The king agreed and in May and she went to live at a monastery run by the nuns of the St. 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.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. After writing a short autobiography in French inshe embarked on Jammers Minde which she completed after ninde release from prison in He escaped the jaws of death but died in a Rhine boating accident during one of his flights from impending arrest.

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

He graduated from the Academy in when he was twenty-five years of age and it was in this year that he first exhibited some of his first work at the Charlottenborg, the palace in which was situated the Danish Academy of Fine Arts. So why was she so severely punished for the wrongdoings of her husband? This page was last edited on 26 Januaryat At the same time, he received private instruction from the genre painter Wenzel Ulrich.

Frederick was not amused and had the couple imprisoned for a year. It was here that Leonora completed her autobiography, Jammers Minde, which she had started to write during her long imprisonment. 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. Sophie Amalie for instance is portrayed as Salomestepdaughter of Herod Antipaswho called for John the Baptist to be beheaded.

It contains a host of vivid details: Jammers Minde conveys the woman’s conscious will to describe her experience without succumbing to her fate.

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His second wife was Kirsten Munk, the daughter of a wealthy mince official, who had been living with her family at the royal palace in Copenhagen.

The Power of Kings: Articles with Danish-language external links Webarchive template wayback links CS1 Danish-language sources da. Jamers had actually been engaged since she was nine years old! As the manuscript was secretly held abroad for many years, the work remained unknown until it jqmmers finally published inattracting considerable attention.

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 writers from the Reformation to decadence, 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 frequently draws upon biblical stories and characters and God in her depiction of prison life, recreating the prison in part as a jammerx in the Bible and her jailors and enemies into characters in her Christian Passion.

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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. Their imprisonment had been both degrading and cruel and once released Ulfeldt plotted his revenge on Frederick. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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When Christian V came to the throne inthe conditions of her imprisonment were improved and she was given books and writing materials. Retrieved 18 January One of the reasons the work has become a literary masterpiece is that the author manages to couch her account in a fine, dignified style, giving elegance and shine to even the most lurid details.

He graduated from the Academy in and a year later received his doctorate.

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. Kirsten Munk bore the king twelve children, ten of whom survived infancy, two sons and eight daughters. This money was to help Charles facilitate the war against Denmark which began in July 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 jammrs throne eight years later.

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