A Daily Updating Blog of Important Events In History That Never Occurred Today.
Imagine what would be, if history had occurred a bit differently. Who says it didn't, somewhere? These fictional news items explore that possibility. Written by Alternate Historian
Editor says, what if Danish Army had won the Battle of Lund? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 1676,at the Battle of Lund, the Swedish Army paid the price for King Charles XI's tragically mistaken tactic of concentrating exclusively on the Danish Cavalry.
Pyrrhic Victory for the Danes at the Battle of LundBut because the French and Dutch had already declared war, it was far too late for the invading Danes to build upon the victory in Scania, Southern Sweden.
The Danish army of about 12,300 was under the personal command of 31-year-old King Christian V of Denmark and aided by General Carl von Arensdorff, and the Swedish army, which numbered about 8,000, was commanded by Field Marshal Simon Grundel-Helmfelt and the 21-year-old Swedish king Charles XI.