Klipping’s mother rouled on his behalf, until he became of age. When the
young king became of age, he at all times were in conflict with the nobility.
In the end he had to accept to issue a letter of obligation (Håndfæstning)
in 1282, by which was put limits to the kings possibilities of interference in
the administration of justice, and it was decided, that every year should be
hold a public meeting (Danehof), at which the king met with the nobilities,
“the kingdoms best men”.
Still there was no lasting peace. The nobilities, let by count Jakob of
Halland and Marsk Stig, continued to be the kings enemies. Also duke Valdemar
of South Jutland joined them.
murder in Finnerup Lade. Old lithography from Hjortsvang Museum
Klipping was murdered in his bed 22nd November 1286 in Finnerup by
Viborg. He was murdered by his own with 56 knife wounds.
The contemporary Ryd Årbog tells, that it was due to a conspiracy, and was
committed in a lonely situated barn.
Later has modern examinations proven, that he was badly maltreated.
Buried in Viborg Cathredral.
Erik Klipping was son of Christoffer 1st and queen Sambiria.
In 1273 married to Agnes of Brandenburg (1258-1304), daughter of count Johann
1st of Brandenburg.
Erik Klipping and queen Agnes had the children:
Menved, 1274-1319, later king
2nd, 1276-1332, later king
died 1341, was married to king Birger Magnusson of Sweden
died 1308, was married to prince Nicolaus 2nd of Werle in