What was the Lord High Constable (of Sweden)?

Introduction The Lord High Constable (Swedish: Riksmarsk or only Marsk) was a prominent and influential office in Sweden, from the 13th century until 1676, excluding periods when the office was out of use. The office holder was a member of the Swedish Privy Council and, from 1630 and on, the head of the Swedish Council… Read More


What is the Lord Marshal (of Sweden)?

Introduction Lantmarskalk, (English: Lord Marshal) was the title of one of the speakers of the Swedish Riksdag of the Estates, from 1627 to 1866 and of the Diet of Grand Duchy of Finland from 1809 to 1906. Background The Lantmarskalk was appointed by the Estate of the Nobles and also served as its speaker (talman).… Read More