Danish people and events during the European Middle Ages.

Margaret I of Denmark

Margaret I of Denmark was born around 1353 in Soborg, Denmark. The daughter of King Valdemar IV and Queen Helvig, the couple arranged for Margaret to marry King Haakon VI of Norway in 1363. Her parents hoped that Margaret’s marriage would strengthen the kingdom’s standing. During his reign, Valdemar skillfully used diplomacy and force to increase royal authority. By the […]