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Two Revolutions in Early Modern Denmark

  • E. Ladewig Petersen
  • Knud J. V. Jespersen

Abstract

Probably only die-hards would today contest the significance of the ‘Tudor revolution in government’. It has become a well-established, almost venerable fact that ‘the 1530s (represent) a period of revolutionary reorganisation in the fundamentals and details of government’, the essential ingredient of which ‘was the concept of national sovereignty’ — the notion of ‘the King-in-Parliament’, established by the statute of the realm of 1534. The revolution did not involve ‘the systematic and entire destruction of what was before’; it ‘grew from roots which can be traced well back in time, and it was peculiarly the utmost show of legality and constitutional propriety’: in spite of-or perhaps because of — its conservative look the revolution ensured its ‘permanency and its ready acceptance’.1

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Seventeenth Century State Council Domain State Military Organisation Reform Bill 
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© E. I. Kouri and Tom Scott 1987

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  • E. Ladewig Petersen
  • Knud J. V. Jespersen

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