One of the days we spent at "Fornsalen" that are a greate Historical Museum in central of Visby, it was so greate that I forgett to take pictures...but I have some...
They have a large exebition about the Gotlandic History and ofcourse with a focus on the Battles of Gotland specially the Battle at Visby in 1361.
The Battle of Gotland.
On July 22, 1361 landed the Danish invasion army at the central west coast of Gotland, probably in Fröjel. As early as July 23 should be the army of Danish King Valdemar the lead having reached Fjaler bog and Sudertingsån which they must pass in order to continue to Visby. Here, according to tradition have been two types of large losses from Gotland. July 26 - a Monday - continued to march towards Visby and 27 was a great battle outside Visby's closed gates. According to contemporary data Fallen 1800 Gotlanders here.
Two days after the battle opened the city gates and Visby Council received the Danish king who had them sign a very kindly worded charter to ... "the wise and honest men, mayor, aldermen and the bourgeoisie in our town, Visby, our dear and faithful people, who they had the old time "... In Visby, life went on and commerce seem to be underway shortly after 29 July.
The dead were buried, including the large mass graves that were dug in the consecrated ground of the Cistercian nuns' cemetery just east of the city wall. Farms may be suspected of having looted and much of the countryside was devastated. For the farmers on Sudret the fight was not over. Another type is according to later sources to have been there Gotland is at its narrowest, between the FIDE Church and Burg Bay. The task is supported by leaving messages in the FIDE church.
This is one showing the Harbour during the 14th centery, due to the lower water and higher land the old harbour are now a nice park called "Almedalen"
In the museum they alsoe have a section dedicated to the Gotlandic 17th century innovator, entrepreneur and technology educator C. Polhem, with lots of he´s tecnical innovations to test. Realy nice specially for the kids.
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