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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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Christina resigned her crown in the year 1654.
The celebrity of this place indeed in the
times of popery, was owing not so much,
perhaps, to its being the place of residence
of their kings, as of the archbishop; — for
the archbishops of Upsala frequently made
a greater figure than the kings themselves,
and deposed them according to their own
power and interest.

The city of Upsala is situated upon the
banks of the river Sala, which falls into the
lake Encopen, and is about thirty miles
north west of Stockholm. There is an old
castle here, built and fortified after the
Gothic manner, which stands high, and
commands the whole city. In former days
this fortress was a place of great
importance. There are many excellent paintings,
medals, and other curiosities, in the
possession of the university. Though Upsala
has been for many centuries a place of
eminence, yet the university was not founded
till 1476, when Pope Sixtus Quartus gave
it all the privileges of the university of
Bononia. King Gustavus Adolphus was a
great patron of learning throughout all his

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