‘I laid the foundation stone to this house’: Aristocratic messages in Glimmingehus castle, Scania

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss decorated stone tablets with coats of arms and memorial texts found on castle walls. The example considered here is Glimmingehus in Scania, in southern Sweden, erected in the late 15th century. Tablets with texts, coat of arms and ornaments are to be found both outside and inside the castle. The messages on the tablets can be said to promote a world of an elite male by emphasizing his personal network and lineage.


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  • History


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChâteau Gaillard 28
Subtitle of host publicationL'environnement du château
EditorsKieran O'Conor, Anne-Marie Flambard Héricher, Peter Ettel
Place of PublicationCaen
PublisherPresses universitaires de Caen
ISBN (Print)978-2-84133-891-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 30
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameChâteau Gaillard. Etudes de castellologie médiévale
PublisherPublications du CRAHAM
ISSN (Print)2491-844X

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