Danish history for dummies

Dear exchange student, how would you like to write this assignment, when your class mates write ‘Danish/history-assignment’ ?:

Knud jespersen

“Write a small account (5 pages) of Danish history from year 1000 to 2000 for future exchange students in English. Which events are the most important to understand Danes ? You can write about the vikings, the founding of the constitutional monarchy in 1848/49, the Danish policy during WW2, and the creation of the welfare state . Something like ”Danish history for dummies” ..


I would like to stress, that I don’t think of exchange students as dummies – I have just stolen the concept and name from this book series..


Jespersen, Knud: ”A history of Denmark”, 2nd ed. 2011. (can be borrowed from school – international office)

(Dear history teacher: Do you know of any ressources on Danish history in English, please let me know in the comments 🙂  )

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