Not just in Northern Ireland

Many of us are familiar with the sight of Orangemen marching though Ulster during the marching season, we are also familiar with the Nationalist response and in days of yore the violence that went with it. Fortunately things have calmed down a bit.

I was interested to read that Sweden also had its fair share of sectarian rumbling. I was interested to read about the Swedish Polish Union and the ‘fight between the Protestant Swede Duke Charles and Sigismund, Catholic King of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth.  Sigismund was eventually given the throne despite being a Catholic but of course he reneged on his promise not to promote Catholicism in Sverige. That lead to the good old Duke taking him on and driving him and his Catholic supporters out of the land.

You can read more about this here, interesting stuff.

 

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