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* {{Bishoujo}}: The chronicler nearly falls over himself to describe how beautiful Princess Jutta Of Denmark is.


* DeadlyDecadentCourt: It basically makes GameOfThrones look like a Utopia.

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: It basically makes GameOfThrones Series/GameOfThrones look like a Utopia.


* EndOfAnAge: For the Folkungs. Birger Jarl's campaign destroyed the Autonomy they had enjoyed since the Viking Age. The extremely treacherous way he defeated them probably didn't make them feel any better, either.

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* EndOfAnAge: For the Folkungs. Birger Jarl's campaign destroyed the Autonomy they had enjoyed since the Viking Age.UsefulNotes/TheVikingAge. The extremely treacherous way he defeated them probably didn't make them feel any better, either.


'''The Chronicle Of Duke Erik''' (Swedish: "Erikskrönikan") is a medieval [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] Chronicle written sometime in the early to mid 14th century (but most likely based on much earlier sources) by an unknown author. It is the oldest written chronicle in which aims to provide an overview of Swedish politics, from about 1229 to 1319. It is a work of classic chivalric poetry, written in rhyme by an author who was very familliar with old and contemporary European poetry in the same style, for example the French "Chanson de geste".

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'''The ''The Chronicle Of Duke Erik''' Erik'' (Swedish: "Erikskrönikan") is a medieval [[UsefulNotes/{{Sweden}} Swedish]] Chronicle written sometime in the early to mid 14th century (but most likely based on much earlier sources) by an unknown author. It is the oldest written chronicle in which aims to provide an overview of Swedish politics, from about 1229 to 1319. It is a work of classic chivalric poetry, written in rhyme by an author who was very familliar with old and contemporary European poetry in the same style, for example the French "Chanson de geste".


* {{Badass}}: Birger Jarl. Not only a formidable warrior but an exceptionally driven and ruthless politician as well.
** If Birger Jarl is a badass then special mention must go to the man who [[BreakTheBadass broke that badass]], namely Joar Blå. Not only has he got the balls to make Birgers son king in his absence, when confronted with it he humbles Birger considerably. Not a bad showing in the face of the de-facto Dictator of Sweden.
** Mats Kettilmundsson rides up to the full might of the Russian Army and demands that someone face him in a Duel.

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: Young Lord Karl and the Knights of God takes a moment, seemingly in the middle of battle, to have a pissing contest about which of them loves God the most.


* RapePillageAndBurn: Done by the Swedes in the aftermath of one of the war campaigns against Novgorod. It's potrayed as a good thing.

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* RapePillageAndBurn: Done by the Swedes in the aftermath of one of the war campaigns against Novgorod. It's potrayed portrayed as a good thing.thing.
** The German mercenaries in Duke Eriks retinue, does this to the peasants of Söderköping. So the peasants revolt. Then the Germans do it ''even worse.''

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* RapePillageAndBurn: Done by the Swedes in the aftermath of one of the war campaigns against Novgorod. It's potrayed as a good thing.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Russians are lumped together with the Karelians and the other Finnic peoples as "heathens". Russia had been Christian for several hundred years by this time, probably longer than Sweden had actually.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[{{Foreshadowing}} In a taste of what's to come]], King Birger calls upon his brothers, to answer to a list of accusations he has of them. They include illegally exporting foodstuffs, riding together with the king's enemies, having struck a castle guard and participating in tournaments with excessively large followings.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Russians are lumped together with the Karelians and the other Finnic peoples as "heathens". Russia had been Christian for several hundred years by this time, probably longer than Sweden had actually.
actually. On the other hand the Russians were Orthodox while the Swedes were Catholic, and both sides sometimes tended to view the other side as not quite Christian.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[{{Foreshadowing}} In a taste of what's to come]], King Birger calls upon his brothers, to answer to a list of accusations he has of them. They include illegally exporting foodstuffs, riding together with the king's enemies, having struck a castle guard and participating in tournaments with excessively large followings.followings[[note]]which was more serious than it sounds, since it was a way to encroach on the king's popularity[[/note]].



* EvilIsHammy: Birger Magnusson cries out "Chamberlain! Holy spirit bless! Now all of Sweden i possess!" After the banquet at Nyköping. In the original language text he says: "Nu hawer iak Swerighe i minne hand!" wich literally translates to "now i have Sweden within my hand!"
* ServileSnarker: ...Upon wich a knight called Sir Knut quips that [[{{Foreshadowing}} "in all other respects, i think you will lose."]]

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* EvilIsHammy: Birger Magnusson cries out "Chamberlain! Holy spirit bless! Now all of Sweden i possess!" After the banquet at Nyköping. In the original language text he says: "Nu hawer iak Swerighe i minne hand!" wich which literally translates to "now i I have Sweden within in my hand!"
* ServileSnarker: ...Upon wich which a knight called Sir Knut quips that [[{{Foreshadowing}} "in all other respects, i think you will lose."]]



* PatrioticFervor: In the prologue. It even goes as far as to claim that Swedish Warriors once fought [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theoderic_the_Great Theoderic The Great]] wich has no basis in reality.

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* PatrioticFervor: In the prologue. It even goes as far as to claim that Swedish Warriors once fought [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theoderic_the_Great Theoderic The Great]] wich which has no basis in reality.



* TooDumbToLive: A Swedish warrior named Karl Haak accidentally kills one of his own comrades during the showdown at Landskrona. The victim was dressed in Russian clothing when he tried to gain entry to the others. No explanation is given as to why he did that or why he tought it would be a good idea.
* TheHighMiddleAges: Altough ironically this is what's called "The Young Middle Ages" in Sweden.

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* TooDumbToLive: A Swedish warrior named Karl Haak accidentally kills one of his own comrades during the showdown at Landskrona. The victim was dressed in Russian clothing when he tried to gain entry to the others. No explanation is given as to why he did that or why he tought thought it would be a good idea.
* TheHighMiddleAges: Altough ironically this is what's called "The Young Middle Ages" in Sweden.Sweden[[note]]in Sweden, the Middle Ages start with the advent of Christianity and end with the Reformation, i.e. barely 500 years rather than a millennium as in Europe[[/note]].


* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[{{Foreshadowing}} In a taste of what's to come]], King Birger calls upon his brothers, to anser to a list of accusations he has of them. They include illegally exporting foodstuffs, riding together with the king's enemies having struck a castle guard participating in tournaments with excessively large followings.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[{{Foreshadowing}} In a taste of what's to come]], King Birger calls upon his brothers, to anser answer to a list of accusations he has of them. They include illegally exporting foodstuffs, riding together with the king's enemies enemies, having struck a castle guard and participating in tournaments with excessively large followings.


* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Russians are lumped together with the Karelians and the other Finnic peoples as "heathens". Russia had been Christian for several hundred years by this time, probably longer than Sweden had actually.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: The Russians are lumped together with the Karelians and the other Finnic peoples as "heathens". Russia had been Christian for several hundred years by this time, probably longer than Sweden had actually.actually.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: [[{{Foreshadowing}} In a taste of what's to come]], King Birger calls upon his brothers, to anser to a list of accusations he has of them. They include illegally exporting foodstuffs, riding together with the king's enemies having struck a castle guard participating in tournaments with excessively large followings.

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* EvilIsHammy: Birger Magnusson cries out "Chamberlain! Holy spirit bless! Now all of Sweden i possess!" After the banquet at Nyköping. In the original language text he says: "Nu hawer iak Swerighe i minne hand!" wich literally translates to "now i have Sweden within my hand!"
* ServileSnarker: ...Upon wich a knight called Sir Knut quips that [[{{Foreshadowing}} "in all other respects, i think you will lose."]]

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* AHouseDivided: Bjälbo.


** Magnus Ladulås is also heavily criticized for having "foreign favourites".

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** Magnus Ladulås is also heavily criticized for having "foreign favourites".favourites".
* RoyallyScrewedUp: Blood is ''NOT'' thicker than water for the Bjälbos.

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