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== Leave messages for Geoffrey Fröberg Morris here (most recent on the bottom)  ==
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I think you’ve misunderstood; the history for Lyndanisse (or Tallinn) is not what you think.  
 
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The story goes that a large Danish army led by Valdemar II captured an important trade port. Then the Danish crusaders began to build a castle to control the area (Tallinn means Danish fortress.) While the castle is being built the Estonians gather an army. On 15 June 1219 the Estonians attacked from 5 directions in what is known as the Battle of Lyndanisse. Initially the battle did not go well until one of the Danish allies led a counter attack which allowed the Danish crusaders to regroup and attack again. This time the Danish crusaders defeated the Estonian army. Tallinn and a large part of Estonia was then under the control of DenmarkAccording to legend, Archbishop Sunesen said a prayer on a hilltop during the battle. When he raised his arms to the sky, the Danes advanced in battle. When he lowered his arms the Danes pulled back. Helpers came forward and helped the old archbishop to keep his arms raised. When the battle was at its worst, God sent help to the Danes. As a sign of Gods help a red flag with a white cross appeared in the sky, which encouraged the Danish soldiers to such a great victory. King Valdemar II announced that the cross on a flag gave the Danes their victory. He declared the symbol to become the Danish flag, now known as the Dannebrog. That flag is the oldest, unchanged, national flag in the world.
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[[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] 16:09, 22 January 2014 (UTC)
 
 
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== Help with HTML - 2 tables side by side  ==
 
 
 
Hi, I saw [http://forums.familysearch.org/en/showthread.php?t=2274 your thread] in the forums and thought I would answer it best here. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 23:21, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
 
 
 
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== More help  ==
 
 
 
Several ways exist to do what you are asking. Above uses templates that require someone changing to go into Wikitext whereas other methods do not require this. Below is one such method.<br>
 
 
 
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== Infobox Swedish Parishes ==
 
 
 
Hi Geoff, I noticed that you started a template [[Template:Infobox Swedish Parishes|Infobox Swedish Parishes]] and then moved it to the main namespace. This page now states a ''Template loop detected''. I would be willing to help you work your way through creating what you have in mind. My guess is that you would like an infobox template for Swedish Parishes that can then be customised for each article it is added to. Earlier this year I copied across {{tl|Infobox settlement}} which is a general purpose template and probably contains more options than needed, but could be looked at to see what is possible. --[[User:Cottrells|Steve]] 14:22, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
 
 
 
== Stockholm City  ==
 
 
 
Thanks so much for correcting my mistakes. Over 1000 Portal pages put in my lap, I am likely to get a few wrong. Great to have people like you to check and correct. I will try to do better. Thanks again.[[User:Sandralpond|Sandralpond]] 20:17, 25 July 2012 (UTC)
 
 
 
== New Problem  ==
 
 
 
Your page [[Denmark Archives and Libraries]] has two links, the last two under, Other Libraries have been unlinked because these sites have been hacked and changed. I left them on but unlinked. Do you want to replace them with something that works? [[User:Sandralpond|Sandralpond]] 18:42, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
 
 
 
No, they can just be removed.<br> [[User:MorrisGF|MorrisGF]] 16:07, 15 January 2013 (UTC) <br>
 
 
 
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== Deletion of image on Denmark's page  ==
 
 
 
In response to your inquiry regarding the picture on the Denmark page. Apparently 1 million 4 thousand viewers were not Danish or they did not understand the historical significance of the picture. It is a memorial in Tallinn of the defeat of Denmark by King Valdemar II in the battle of Lyndanisse. Would anyone want the memorial of their defeat by another country on their countries page? The memorial depicted is in Tallinn not Denmark.  [[User:Parrisl|Parrisl]] 21:59, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
 

Revision as of 16:09, 22 January 2014

I think you’ve misunderstood; the history for Lyndanisse (or Tallinn) is not what you think. The story goes that a large Danish army led by Valdemar II captured an important trade port. Then the Danish crusaders began to build a castle to control the area (Tallinn means Danish fortress.) While the castle is being built the Estonians gather an army. On 15 June 1219 the Estonians attacked from 5 directions in what is known as the Battle of Lyndanisse. Initially the battle did not go well until one of the Danish allies led a counter attack which allowed the Danish crusaders to regroup and attack again. This time the Danish crusaders defeated the Estonian army. Tallinn and a large part of Estonia was then under the control of Denmark. According to legend, Archbishop Sunesen said a prayer on a hilltop during the battle. When he raised his arms to the sky, the Danes advanced in battle. When he lowered his arms the Danes pulled back. Helpers came forward and helped the old archbishop to keep his arms raised. When the battle was at its worst, God sent help to the Danes. As a sign of Gods help a red flag with a white cross appeared in the sky, which encouraged the Danish soldiers to such a great victory. King Valdemar II announced that the cross on a flag gave the Danes their victory. He declared the symbol to become the Danish flag, now known as the Dannebrog. That flag is the oldest, unchanged, national flag in the world. MorrisGF 16:09, 22 January 2014 (UTC)