Court called in Erik’s sister-son, Christoffer of Bayern, who for
some time was The Kingdoms principal and after that became elected
king in all three countries.
Karl Knuttsson, principal in Sweden, was dismissed against having
Thus the union was reestablished, but Christoffer had to promise to
keep the countries totally separated in his governing, and he was in
each country quite dependent on the Council.
At first it was important to cow the North Jutlandic peasants, who
after Erik had left the country, had rebelled against the squires.
Count Adolf, who threatened to support them, was won by acknowledging
him as hereditary duke of Slesvig.
Then the king and the squires defeated the peasants, who were let by
It is told, that the people from the island of Mors and from Thy
without fight were persuaded to surrender, while “the noble people
from Vendsyssel” would not surrender, but suffered a bloody defeat.
After this fight the North Jutlanders had to accept to pay tax to the
church, and it was forbitten for peasants to wear weapons.
The power of the squires, which had been reduced under Margrethe and
Erik, was now in progress.
Against the Hansestæderne Christoffer practiced the same politics as
Erik, as he especially for Norway’s part promoted trading
connections to Holland and England.
Christoffer died in 1448. Buried in Roskilde Cathedral.