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The King's Daughter & Fashion at Court


Welcome to an exhibition about one of Bosjökloster’s most intriguing historical characters, Leonora Christina, Danish King Christian IV’s favourite daughter. 

How was a royal child in 17th Century Denmark brought up? Why did children in prominent families often not grow up with their parents? What was á la mode among the country’s elite ladies, gentlemen and children? Find out during this year’s historical exhibition in the castle.

Leonora Christina’s husband Corfitz Ulfeldt owned Bosjökloster during the 1650’s and 60’s, a dramatic time when Sweden strengthened its hold on its newly acquired provinces.

Costume artist Bengt Owald exhibits copies of late Renaissance and early Barock costumes, showing the fashion of the period.

Opening: April 28, 2 p.m. with a performance from children in historical clothes.

The exhibition is open all days April 27 – September 22, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Recommended: also pay a visit to Jöns Henrikssons Minne near Hörby, 20 minutes from Bosjökloster. Jöns Henriksson was a priest who, unlike the Ulfeldt couple, managed to appease both sides in the Danish-Swedish war, and thereby saved his parish from pillaging.

Bengt Owald is the costume artist who wants to interest children in Skåne’s history. The association ‘Kong Christians Hov’ (King Christian’s Court) has made guest appearances and performances at a variety of historical sites and events in Skåne and Denmark.

Earlier Event: April 27
Season Opening - 27 April 2019
Later Event: April 28
Säsongsöppning - 28/4 2019