Monday, 8 December 2014

Episode 2: Enter Christianity

As far as can be judged by - to put it mildly - rather few and partially biased sources, christianity entered Sweden smoothly and peacefully. At least on the whole. And it changed society fundamentally.

 In this episode we first dwell on what people believed before christianity - something that is also not
that well known - and then move on to what happened, why and what it meant.

The medival church in Uppsala, probably built in the 11th century. This might also have been the location of the heathen temple in Uppsala. In the background are three mounds, dated to 500-600.