TIL of the Stockholm Bloodbath, an event occuring after the Danish king Christian II was coronated. With his victory, the aristocracy demanded economic compensation. Nearly 100 aristocrats were killed, with blood running in the streets from all the beheadings.

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  1. >Archbishop Gustav Trolle, demanding economic compensation for things such as the demolition of Almarestäket’s fortress, questioned whether the former Swedish regent Sten Sture the Younger and his supporters had been guilty of heresy. Supported by canon law, nearly 100 people were executed in the days following the meeting despite promises of amnesty.

    Oh look. Religion executing people. Who would’ve thunk.

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