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Were Trébuchets common in Denmark (DK)?

As far as we know, they were relatively common. None have survived till modern times, but they are mentioned regularly in written sources...

When did gunpowder weapons become common in Denmark (DK)?

It is difficult to say with any certainty, but a number of small hand cannons have been found in Scandinavia, dating from the later half of the 14th century and the early 15th century. By then, it must have been a relatively common weapon in Denmark...

What was the most used weapon in the Middle Ages (DK)?

The sword. But else there were trebuchets, bombarders and weapons with gunpowder, by the end of the Middle Ages...

What was the average life expectancy of the medieval man in Denmark (DK)?

According to the statistics of skeletal finds, approximately 40 years. However, this includes a large infant mortality, and thus some people might well have lived considerably longer...

Wich orders of monks and nuns existed in the Middle Ages in Denmark (DK)?

Those were the following:
# Birgittine Order. Munks and nuns
# Benedictine Order. Munks and nuns
# Cistercienser Order. Munks and nuns...

How many parish churches existed in Denmark in the Middle Ages (DK)?

In total there were 2,000 stone churches, all built between 1150 and 1250 AD. In libraries in Denmark you will find books about them...

Did Denmark take part in the Crusades (DK)?

No, not in the major crusades to the Holy Land; Danes may have been there, but only in very limited numbers. Local crusades against infidels along the coasts of the Baltic Sea were organised by Danish kings, however...

When were the Middle Ages in Scandinavia (DK)?

In Denmark, the Middle Ages began roughly at the death of king Knut the Holy in 1086, and lasted until the reformation in 1536. In most of continental Europe...

You are cheating – they didn’t have iron axes in prehistory, did they (DK)?

No, not in the Stone Age. But here we are in the Iron Age. Do you remember the names of the periods: Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age? You do not need to be embarrassed, but the names tell us when the different materials were introduced...

Did they really have such beautiful colours in the past (DK)?

Yes. From about the middle of the Danish Iron Age they began to colour their clothes in all sorts of colours. In the Early Iron Age, one had carefully sorted out the wool and made use of the natural colours of the yarn to create dice and striped patterns...

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