Friday, February 26, 2016

Denmark's National Record Office

Denmark Rigsarkivet, Denmark's National Record Office, Copenhagen: Bianco Lunos Bogtrykkeri, 1948.

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In the Middle Ages the Kings of Denmark seem to have carried their correspondence with them on their travels round about the country. Later the national archives were deposited in the royal castles in Kalundborg and Vordingborg, and were placed under the supervision of a “Custos Capellae”. Not for a generation after the introduction of the Reformation (1536) can one speak of the establishment of a permanent Central Archives or Record Office in Denmark, the most important national archives being collected together in Copenhagen Castle in 1582.

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