Gratulerer med dagen!
Norway's century of independence
Norway has had a long history of connections with the British Isles. Between the 9th and 13th centuries, Vikings from Norway colonised the Isle of Man, Shetland, the Orkneys, and parts of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
From the 14th century, the nations of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark were combined in various unions. The final union with Denmark was dissolved in 1814, when Norway was ceded to Sweden. This union ended in 1905, and so this year Norway is marking the centenary of its independence.
Gratulerer med dagen, Norge!
Above: Viking-style carvings on the old apothecary's shop in Ålesund, Norway. Photos copyright © 2005 Archives Hub.
- ME Durham (fl 1900-1937): drawings and photographs of Norway
- Noel Grudgings (around 1909-1967): studied Old Norse language and literature
- William Archer (1856-1924): Scottish dramatist who translated the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906)
- Isle of Man: historical notes on a former part of the Norwegian kindgom
- Christian Salvesen Limited: shipping firm founded in Scotland by Norwegians in 1872
- Alexander Taylor (1904-1972): researched Old Norse literature
- Robert Willis (1800-1875): architectural historian; notes on Trondheim cathedral
- Tryggve Gran (1889-1980): Norwegian Polar explorer
- Roald Amundsen (1872-1928): Norwegian Polar explorer
- Norway 1905-2005: the official site in the UK
- Odin: information about Norway, in English (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
- Norway 1905 to 2005 Centenary Events: Edinburgh celebrates Scotland's links with Norway
- Norwa Böst (Shetland Museum)
- The Tynwald Parliament and the Viking Legacy (Manx National Heritage website)
- Travel to Norway: official travel information
- Queen Maud of Norway's Wardrobe: exhibition at the V&A Museum, London (until January 8, 2006)
- 1905: Norway, Sweden & Union (National Library of Sweden website)
- Edvard Munch by Himself: exhibition at the Royal Academy, London (until December 11)
- Ice and Environmental Change around the Norwegian-Greenland Sea (Scott Polar Research Institute, October 19, 2005)
- Scandinavian Studies at the University College London, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Hull.
- Norway and Sweden in 1905: the first velvet divorce: conference at UCL, December 15-16
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