The dogs from Broholm manor
King Frederik VII's dog of the Broholmer race, Tyrk. The stuffed dog is now at Møntergården in Odense. Photo: Ole Lund Jensen.
Over the years, Frederik 7th had a large number of dogs of the Broholmer breed, named after Broholm Manor. The dogs played an important role: Each night, ten minutes before the king’s bedtime, dog was sent into his bedroom to scare away all the ghosts.
Power and revolt
Power has appeared in many guises on this large island at the heart of Denmark. With coins and monuments and by prohibitions and punishments, successive rulers have reminded the people of Funen who was in charge. However, in opposition to this power, rebellion lurked!
Funen and Frederik 7th
With the introduction of the absolute monarchy in 1660, the centre of power shifted to Copenhagen, and Funen came under the authority of the king’s men. The only exception to this was during the governor period of 1815-1848, when Funen was a kind of state within the state. Christian 8th and, later, his son, Frederik 7th, were both governors of Funen during their respective times as crown princes. Their presence meant that it was easier for the people of Funen to be heard.
This location is part of the exhibition 'Funen – at the centre of the universe', at Møntergården in Odense. Read more about the exhibition on our website.