What was the Conquest of Stockholm (1523)?

Introduction The Conquest of Stockholm (Swedish: Erövringen av Stockholm) was a battle in the Swedish War of Liberation that took place in Stockholm, Sweden on 17 June 1523. Background The Swedish forces had for a long time laid siege to Stockholm, which was the last Danish stronghold in Sweden. The city waited for reinforcement from… Read More


What was the Swedish War of Liberation (1521-1523)?

Introduction The Swedish War of Liberation (1521–23; Swedish: Befrielsekriget, “The Liberation War”), also known as Gustav Vasa’s Rebellion and the Swedish War of Secession, was a rebellion and a civil war in which the nobleman Gustav Vasa successfully deposed King Christian II from the throne of Sweden, ending the Kalmar Union between Sweden, Norway, and… Read More