hanne lydia
 

The Scarlets

 

Anna Flindt

Dorit Martens

Gyrid Andresdatter
Alette Aagaard Hansen
Ericha Rodvold
Margrethe Pavillard
Birgithe Brun
Fru Inger til Austråt
Gurina Johnsdatter
Conradine Dunker
Cristine Øjen
Victoria Bachke
Karen Wessel
Thora Storm
Ælfhild
Olga Topp
Queen Åsa
Anna Kriebel
Maren Perra
Thora Hansson
Bergljot Håkonsdotter
Botild
Johanna Matheson / Thora Matheson
Kristine Bonnevie
Lucie Henriksdatter Gyldenløve
Magdalena Boletta Knudzon
Sarah Marie Knudzon
Hoffagentinne Hanna Sommer

Marie Wexelsen
Hannah Ryggen
Karen Birgithe Tiller
Karen Angell Suhm
Wilhelmine Andresine Brandt
Catharina Meincke Lysholm
Grethe Olsen
Elisabeth Wexelsen Jahn
Nicoline Roll
Audhild Hartmann
Alfiva
Helga Pålsdatter
Stiftamtmandinne Gudlov Hveding Møllmann
Borghild Jacobsen
Queen Thyre
Lydia Opøien
Geheimrådinne Cecilie Christine Schøller
The Girl from the Pharmacy
Queen Astrid
Astri Aasen
Gudrun Dahle
Gudrun
Ingeborg Aas
Hilchen Sommerschild
Astrid Knudsen
Tora at Romul
Maren Handatter Wilman
Hanne Lydia Opøien Kristoffersen

 

VISUALS

 

 

Anna Flindt


- Anna Flindt (-1841) Inhabitant. The 24th of April 1841 there was a fire between Munkegaten and Søgaden, north of Dronningens gate. 330 houses and 39 docks burnt down. For a long period of time one thought that all human life was spared, until they found the remains of what had been Anna Flindt.

Dorit Martens


- Dorit Martens (-1902) Miss. Inherits the wealthy businessman Gerhard Höe´s big fortune in 1877, to the irritation of commercial community. She was described as "a loveable old lady" that spent the money on charity. After her death, the fortune went into legacies.

 

Gyrid Andresdatter

 

- Gyrid Andresdatter (-1303 A.D.) Widow. In her will from around 1303, she donates gifts to several churches, but gives her body over to the Church of Christ. Three measurements of earth shall be spread like this: one for the graveyard, one for the sole altar and one for the choir brothers premises. On her deathbed she was oiled and her will was approved in the presence of several "fit men" and two priests.

Alette Aagaard Hansen

 

- Alette Aagaard Hansen ( ) Grammar school student. The first female to take an A-Level exam in the boys dominated Trondhjem Latinschool in 1884.

Ericha Rodvold

 

- Ericha Rodvold ( ) Servant. In 1806 she takes the servant Marith Johnsdatter to court and demands that she be convicted for defamation. The answer was: "such people, that within the Community has a splendid Appearence, but where amongst Erica Rodvold, as not to be argued, a daughter of a driver, do not belong."

Margrethe Pavillard

 

- Margrethe Pavillard ( -1792) French Governess/House mistress. Owner of Cicilienborg mansion (lower Stavne mansion) that was given to her by Geheimerådinne Cecilie Christine Schøller after she served as governess for her daughter. Leutenant Selmer proposed marriage to the 40 year old miss and got a positive answer. Selmer was later married again and became the father of Nicoline Roll. Pavillard was described as: "a good, clever Lady that showed a good portion of sensibility during this relationship whereas she had put herself, with this young man in his early twenties."

Birgithe Brun

 

- Birgithe Brun (approx.1817) Inhabitant. Lived for many years together with Skipper Orties without being married. Left her house and three children after having sold her tiled stove, the windows and the stones from the roof. The children had to be saved by the overcommision from "destruction in the best and most economical way."

Fru Inger til Austråt

 

- Fru Inger til Austråt (-1555 ) Housemistress. She ruled the big farm of Austråt at Ørlandet, but she pulled political threads that got big consequences for Trondheim but also the rest of the country. Married to the country counsler Nils Henriksson GyldenLøve, that dies in 1523. Marries off her 5 daughters to danish aristocrats with power, and they gain power through the marriage. The ones of most importance, are Vincens Lunge, head of the family and gets a seat in the parliament when his father in-law dies, Nils Lykke, married to Eline. He later gets involved with the third sister Lucie, that become his faith. Lucie later marries Jens Bjelke. Fru Inger dies when her ship sinks in a terrible storm at the coast of Møre.

Gurina Johnsdatter

 

- Gurina Johnsdatter (approx.1811) Inhabitant. "Infested with venerial disease, she ran around town and at unusual hours took people of no concern with her." The Inspector of the Hospital decided " to chain one of her feet to a Wooden block."

Conradine Dunker

 

- Conradine Dunker (1780-1866) Madame, Author and an active member of high society. Based on her letters to her brother, professor Christian Hansteen in Kristiania, she wrote the book "Gamle Dage" (old days). In the book she tells the story of when Thomas Angell, the richest man in Trondheim, decided his will. He lived in the same house as his niece, Karen A.Suhm and her husband. He seldom left the house, and stayed away from the the public. One evening they threw a party, and Thomas Angell asked to have his supper, consisting of the common "butterporridge", brought up to his room. During the busy night they forgot to serve him his supper. The next day he left the house, set up his will, where he left his fortune to the poor people of Trondheim.

Christine Øjen

 

- Christine Øjen (approx. 1840) Servant. Saturday afternoon the 24th of April 1841 around two p.m., flames were seen raging out of størhuset, where she had been cooking soup and potatoes and heated lye for the dishes. This was the beginning of the big fire of 1841.

Victoria Backhe

 

- Victoria Backhe (1897-1963) Manager. Born in Russia. Left her homeland just before the outbreak of the first world war. Together with her sister, the known opera singer Valentine Rostin, she ended up in Trondheim. Here, Valentine was given commissions, and she married a norwegian conducter. Victoria got married in 1920 with the 23 years older Christian Anker Backhe, the owner of Ringve mansion. He was very interested in music, and when he passed away after a short marriage, Victoria started building up a museum. The Historical Music Museum opened 11th of October 1952. It was said about Victoria when she hunted for music instruments for her museum:" she was so clever at begging that people simply couldn´t stand her". Victoria Backhe also buildt Tordienskiolds Museum at Ringve mansion, he spent much time there. She also wrote a book about him. The last years of her life she was married to the chairman of Trondheim.

Karen Wessel

 

- Karen Wessel (1685-1756) Madame. The sister of Tordenskiold. Inherited after her mother Ringve mansion.

Thora Storm

 

- Thora Storm (1862) Headmistress. Head of Thora Storms finer girls school. The school grew in the 1880´s so big that the town´s doctors started to worry. Dr. Fredrik Brødtker complained about frequent cases of "paleness" with the schoolgirls "especially after the middleschool exams has become fashionable, it is not so rare to see over-exertion due to too many hours of school, and an overload of homework."

Ælfhild

 

- Ælfhild (approx.1020) Anglosaxon mistress. She was a servant of Queen Astrid, married to Olav den Hellige (the Holy). Had a son with the king, later known as Kong Magnus den Gode (the Good)

Olga Topp

 

- Olga Topp ( ) Manager. After the death of her husband in 1920, she ran "Hjorten",(The Deer), one of Trondheim´s most famous places of entertainment. The place was situated in Ila, had a beautiful outdoor scene and garden and the house itself was rearranged by Fritz Topp in 1898 in dragonstyle with towers. Countless amounts of known and unknown artists where guests at "Hjorten". Ernst Rolf made his debut here, Hulda Malmstrøm performed in "Hjorten" twice within twenty years, and Lydia Opøien, that later well established actor, played in the show "Askeladden that won the princess", to mention a few. Olga Topp fought a brave battle to keep the place running, but with a lot of hardship she had to let it go in 1955. "Hjorten" was tore down in 1961 to make room for The Ihlen Home for Congregation.

Queen Åsa

 

- Queen Åsa ( approx.870 A.D.) Daughter of the earl from Lade, Håkon Grjotgardsson and married to King Harald Hårfagre. With him she gets four sons: Guttorm, the twins Halvdan Svarte (the black) and Halvdan Kvite (the white) and the youngest, Siegfred.

Anna Kriebel

 

- Anna Kriebel (1867-) Singer. Born and educated in Trondheim. Her married name was Countess Vanzo. Debutant at the La Scala Opera in Milan in 1900. Returned to Trondheim only in rare guest performances.

Maren Perra

 

- Maren Perra (approx.1839) Inhabitant. Alone with 3 small children after her husband abandoned her. When she asked for financial support, the head of The Department for the Poor, Mr. Schive, said: "Concerning her urge, it is for the present hardly so needed that the office should support her, even though she posesses her Husband´s Positive, whereby she with her presence around town should find some income."

Thora Hansson

 

- Thora Hansson ( )Theatre manager. Manager of Trøndelag Teater from 1911.

Bergljot Håkonsdotter

 

- Bergljot Håkonsdotter (approx.1050 A.D.) Housemistress. Was regarded as a powerful and independent woman. Was married to Einar Tambarskjælve, the most powerful man next to the king and the leader of the peasants of Trøndelag. King Harald Hårdråde killed her son Eindride and her husband in the kings castle close to the river of Nidelven in 1050. She urged the peasants to revenge her men, but they had no one to lead them. She burried her husband and son in the church of St. Olav next to Magnus den Gode.

Botild

 

- Botild ( approx.1520) Wife. She was one of Trondheim´s richest housemistresses and topped the list of properties of the whealthy citizens. She owned several houses and was trading with fish both in Trondheim and in Finnmark.

Johanna Matheson/Thora Matheson

 

- Johanna Matheson ( -1942?) Librarian. Member of the resistance. During the second world war, she worked in the resistance movement together with her sister, Thora Matheson. They were both arrested in 1942 by the german secret police. Johanna Matheson died in the concentration camp, Ravensbrück, Germany.

Kristine Bonnevie

 

- Kristine Bonnevie (1872-1948) Professor. Educated in Zürich, Würzburg, Napoli, New York and in 1906 took her Doctor´s Degree in Oslo. She became Norway´s first female professor in zoology. Head of The Institute for Hereditary Research from 1916 and the first female member of the Science Society. She was also a very popular lecturer and was conscerned and did a lot to alter the students circumstances. " The pleasure of working is one of the certain values in life, it keeps up during failing exterior conditions and becomes stronger the more you wear and tear it."

Lucie Henriksdatter Gyldenløve

 

- Lucie Henriksdatter Gyldenløve (approx.1532) Madame. Daughter of the powerful Mrs. Inger of AustrĂ¥t. Lucies sister, Eline, married to the danish knight and counsler Nils Lykke, dies in 1532. Lykke and Lucie falls in love and wants to get married and Lucie gives birth to a son that dies shortly after the birth. But marriage between brother in-law and sister in-law is regarded after both Catholic and Lutherian believes as incest and heresy and is punished with death. There is no mercy within Nils Lykke´s powerful friends and mother in-law. Christmas eve 1535 he is smoked to death in the convent of Steinviksholmen.

Magdalena Boletta Knudtzon

 

- Magdalena Boletta Knudtzon (1779-1803) Madame. Oldest daughter of councillor Hans Knudtzon, married to Lorenz Johannessen from Slesvig, Germany. He got a position in the firm Knudtzon & co. Magdalena dies in 1803. Their marriage was without children.

Sarah Marie Knudtzon

 

- Sarah Marie Knudtzon (1782-1854 ) Madame.Youngest daughter of councillor Hans Knudtzon. Marries her diseased sister´s husband, Lorenz Johannessen in 1804. In 1805 Johannessen becomes a member of his father in-laws firm, Knudtzon & co. Their marriage was without children.

Hoffagentinne Hanna Sommer

 

- Hoffagentinne Hanna Sommer (1728-1832) Madame. She managed through her husband to build the handsome palé, close to the main square, from 1774-77. It was said that her ambition was to compete with Madame Schøller in building Stiftsgården. Hanna Sommer became a widow in 1792, and she lived in the palé until she died, 104 years old.

Marie Wexelsen

 

- Marie Wexelsen (1832-1911) Songwriter. Born in Toten, but spent several years during her adolecense and later lived until her death in Trondheim. In 1860 she wrote Norway´s best known christmas hymn: "Jeg er så glad hver julekveld...." (" I am so happy every christmas eve.......")

Hannah Ryggen

 

- Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) Artist. Moved to Norway from Malmø in 1923, married to the painter Hans Ryggen from Ørlandet. She made large figurative weavings, always with motives critical of society, f.ex. during the occupation, when her husband was in a concentration camp. She span and colored her own yarn "Fortunately autodidactic, she says, so I can do what I want." Ryggen was the first to take part in Høstutstillingen with figurative weavings. "The road of figurative weavings are: the heart, eyes, and hands, these three are joint together."

Karen Birgithe Tiller

 

- Karen Birgithe Tiller (approx.1840) Inhabitant. Mother of two small illegitimate children and in no fit condition to take care of herself nor her children. The opinion of the head of department of poverty: "when the woman is unmarried and in her best years, one should certainly not let her keep her economical support, and not let her sleep on her own with the children, but place one of these in the care elsewhere and the mother should find some work and provide for the other child."

Karen Angell Suhm

 

- Karen Angell Suhm (1732-1788) Madame. The only inheritress to the mighty fortune of the businessman, Thomas Angell. In 1752, after eight days of engagement, she married the poor aristocratic Peter Fredrik Suhm from Copenhagen. He came to Trondheim with the only reason to tempt a rich inheritress. They were married for 36 years and the marriage was very unhappy because of Suhm´s constant adultery. Thomas Angell gave in his will, the poor people of Trondheim his fortune. Suhm says about his wife: "Smallpox has from her early years damaged her skin, yes, even changed her blue eyes into brown. Of build she is somewhat below average hight, and plump, a plumpish ness which has increased during the years after her son´ s death, when she stopped moving her body. She has no pleasure of earthly enjoyments, as Finery, Splendour, Banquets, Visitors, when she is a mistress of the serious, useful and virtuous". Three months after his wife´s death, he marries a celebrated young beauty from Copenhagen.

Wilhelmine Andresine Brandt

 

- Wilhelmine Andresine Brandt (1827-1915) Researcher. Born in Trondheim. Norway´s first genealogist. As a genealogical researcher she has collected and published a hole series of splendid genealogical tables of norwegian families.

Catharina Meincke Lysholm

 

- Catharina Meincke Lysholm (1744-1815) Widow. She was an experienced and powerful businesswoman, specialising in trade and shipping. She buildt Havsten mansion, with an exellent garden around it. It was said that when Madame Lysholm in 1776 returned from a visit in Copenhagen, she was met outside the town gates by a party consisting of young local businessmen on horses, dressed in radiant uniforms. They paraded with her through the streets of the town. By the gate, a battallion paid their respect with 9 canon shots and a band played. Later ,one of the young businessmen threw a party, where a concert was held to her tribute. A rhymesmith had written a song that the party performed to remember her home coming.

Grethe Olsen

 

- Grethe Olsen (approx. 1915) Maid. "I was just to shine the childrens´ and the sailors´ shoes and the two students that rented rooms, so I had my apron full of shoes when I went down the stairs. Then it was to clean the dining room floor, and in the winters I had to light the coalfire and to lay the table for him, because he should be at the workshop, he was a book keeper at The Trondhjems Workshop, so he should be fed breakfast, and they should be made lunch and then see them off. Because the mistress, she enjoyed herself in bed until half the day was gone."

Elisabeth Wexelsen Jahn

 

- Elisabeth Wexelsen Jahn (1853-1930) a leading figure in the battle against tuberculosis.

Nicoline Roll

 

- Nicoline Roll ( 1801-1891) Madame. Called `Mrs Justitia´, a leading and pronounced personality in Trondheim´s social and cultural life. She held a saloon in her home, with a lot of prominent guests. Ragna Nielsen says about Nicoline Roll:"even though there has been a lot of jokes and resistance from many parts, she put her mind to create a house, where sociability was regarded as a spiritual doing, and were the fine and the beautiful were kept as formalities, because life without them becomes grim and sad and she openly admitted that spiritual interests are the only thing that gives life meaning and joy." Justitiarius Roll and his wife´ s home became a great influence on Trondhjem´s cultural history.

Audhildh Hartmann

 

- Audhildh Hartmann (1934) Journalist. From a series of articles in Dagsposten, called Representative homes of Trøndere :" In front of the window there is a whitescrubbed table with a cheerful tablecloth, to the left, an electric stove. Next to it, a combined cupboard for pans and a table to leave them on, below, a shelf and ampermeter, so one can frequently control the amount of electricity that one is allowed to manage. Under the shelf, there are electric lights for working with the stove. Across the stove, there is a sink unit with sinkbowl and hot and cold water, everything is made from stainless steel."

Alfiva

 

- Alfiva (approx 1030 A.D.) Anglosaxon mistress. Daughter of an Northumbrian Earl. Mother of Svein, illegitimate son of the danish King Knut den Mektige (the Powerful). Sent to Trondheim in the year of 1030, after the battle of Stiklestad, to rule. Mother and son forced upon the people heavy taxes and fees and became very unpopular. Olav den Hellige´s (the holy) dead body was dug out of a sandbank by Nidelven where he was burried, after the rumours of strange incidents and omens was spread around. The corpse was without any sign of deterioration, but the fingernails and hair had grown. Alfiva commented: "Corpses rot slowly burried in sand." Left Trondheim in 1035.

Helga Pålsdatter

 

- Helga Pålsdatter (approx. 1318) Housekeeper. Active tradeswoman and responsible for kannik Ogmund Olafssons´ household and business.

Stiftamtmandinne Gudlov Hveding Møllmann

 

- Stiftamtmandinne Gudlov Hveding Møllmann (17-? ) madame. With her husband she was able to build Møllmannsgården, close to the main square in 1770 -73. This was regarded as one of Trondheims most magnificent buildings. It was said that building this palè, started a competition amongst the richest madames of whom would build the biggest and most handsome estate. She also owned Rotvold Gård. When she died, this was said about her: "Of people of fortune, that deserves mentioning, is Stiftsamtmandinde Møllmann, Count Schmettovs mother in-law. She is as shrew, stupid and vain as she is rich." The Clubsociety Harmonien later took over Møllmannsgården, until it burned down in 1942 "due to the careless heating by the occupants."

Borghild Jacobsen

 

- Borghild Jacobsen (1942/43) Housewife. " Once, when there was a shortage of food, we heard the rumours that the fish monger Myhr in Innherredsveien was to get som deliveries of fish the next day. We qued up around 2 O´Clock at night, the fish arrived around 11 a.m.the next day. And unfortunately there was not enough for everbody. Some had to leave empty handed."

Queen Thyre

 

- Queen Thyre (approx.1000 A.D.) Wife. Married to Olav Trygvasson. She had properties in Denmark and Venden, after her father, the Danish King Harald Gormsøn. Her brother, Svein Tjugeskjegg, was heavily against the marriage with Olav, and confiscated all her property. The spring of the year 1000, Olav was going south. The Queen had for a long time been discontent because she missed her property in Venden. 24th of March, Olav met a man in the street of Nidarnæs (one of the earliest names for Trondheim) with a twig that was in fully bloom. The King took a stalk to show Thyre the sign of early spring. Thyre hit the stalk with her hand and said: "Other gifts my father, Harald Gormsøn, offered me, and he was not afraid to leave the country and search for his property. You don´t ever have the guts to travel through Daneveldet (Denmark) because you are afraid of my brother, Svein." Olav got on his feet and promised loud and clear not to be afraid of Svein, and immediately a journey to Venden was decided. They travelled in Ormen Lange (the ship), King Olav, Thyre, Olavs sister Ingebjørg and many men, towards what later became the big battle of Svolder, where Olav Trygvason lost his life.

Lydia Opøien

 

- Lydia Opøien (1894-1961) Actress. Made her debut at Trøndelag Theater in 1917 and played several important roles: "Lykkepiken"(The happy girl) "Polsk Blod"(Polish Blood) "Den siste valsen" (The last walz) and "Den grønkledte" (the person dressed in green). Musical comedies: "Den glade Enke" (The Happy Widow) and "Zardasfyrstinnen" (The Zardas Empress) She played in the films "Englandsfarerne" (The England Travellers), Nille in "Jeppe på Bjerget" (Jeppe on the Hill) and in "Kranes Konditori" (Krane´s Teashop). She was for a long period of time employed with Det Norwegian Theater.

Geheimrådinne Cecilie Christine Schøller

 

- Geheimrådinne Cecilie Christine Schøller (1720-1786) Widow. Baptised Sidsel Kristine, but changed her name to something more distinguished. Inherited the ground from her father and the fortune from her rich husband, who got the bulk of his fortune from a marriage with the sister of Thomas Angell, Elisabeth. When her husband died in 1769, she built Stiftsgården in Trondheim during the years of 1774 -78. This is regarded as one of the city´s most handsome buildings and has until this day been used as home for the royal family when they visit Trondheim.

The Girl from the Pharmacy

 

-The Girl from the Pharmacy (1888) A cold October morning, a fifteen year old girl from Lademoen was found laying lifeless outside the Swan Pharmacy in the main square. The girl was taken to the drunkcell, and when she gained consciousness, she told the story of how she had been tempted by three young men to come with them to the Pharmacy, was given something to drink and then remembered no more. The head of Police investigated the case, and found that the girl had been sexually abused. He dropped the charges. Some weeks later, Dagsposten heard about the case and printed some furious articles against the head of police, Berner, where they accused him for dropping the case because the girl came from a lower class. This made a steam of reactions against class supression, it turned into a riot which mainly consisted of the city´s inferior public. The riots were situated in Søndre Gate and the troublemakers showed no respect for the police nor other authorities of society. The head of the police was in the end ordered to Romsdal as a circuit judge,the abusers were sentenced to minimal punishments that in future would not harm their careers. The main instigators in the riots were sentenced from eight days of bread and water up to 3 1/2 years of prison.

Queen Astrid

 

- Queen Astrid ( approx 1000 A.D.) Wife. Married to Olav den Hellige (holy Olav, He originally wanted to marry her sister, Ingegjerd) daughter of Olav Sveakonge. Speaks on behalf of her stepson, Magnus den Gode (the good), regarding the inheritance of his fathers position in the parliament. Astrid followed Magnus to Trondheim to demand his rights. Sigvat Scald makes the only kept poem of honour to a woman: The milde Magnus owes Astrid for her powerful help: the kingdoms men got a friend by this. The woman of wisdom supported her stepson as nobody else. With words of truth I will honour her, the beautiful woman.

Astri Aasen

 

- Astri Aasen (1875-1935) Artist. Educated in Harriet Backers Painting School, 1903-09, The Art Academy of Copenhagen 1905-06 and The Art Academy of Kristiania under Christian Krogh 1909-10. Student of Léon Bonnat, Paris 1912. In connection with the memorial exhibition in Trondheim Kunstforening in 1943, her family founded a legacy, Astri Aasens Gave (gift), with annual stipends given to young painters and drawers.

 

Gudrun Dahle

 

- Gudrun Dahle (1938 ) Swimmer. Swam over Trondheims fjord in 1938 and 1939.

Gudrun

 

- Gudrun (approx 1000 A.D.) Daughter of Jernskjegge (Ironbeard) from Ørlandet. He spoke against Olav Trygvasson and the Christian belief. Gudrun was married to King Olav, as a token of peace. The first night they shared the same bed in the kings castle Skipakrok, by the bank of the river Nidelven, she pulled out a knife just after he had fallen asleep,and wanted to stab him. The King awoke and grabbed the knife. Gudrun gathered her people and left. She never again slept in the same bed as King Olav.

Ingeborg Aas

 

- Ingeborg Aas ( ) Doctor. The leading force in The sanitary Union for the east of town. Together with her husband she ran The Polyclinic for Venerial Diseases around 1913. She also represented Venstre (the Left wing party) in Trondheim´s city council.

Hilchen Sommerschild

 

- Hilchen Sommerschild (1756-1831) Widow. The first, and for 25 years, the only teacher at The Daughters School in Trondheim. To achieve such a position, she had to "be known to preserve Explicit Cleanliness, perform an Example of Decency, Diligence, Order, Calm, and an honourable Mind."

Astrid Knudsen

 

- Astrid Knudsen (1920) Worker. "I carried boxes of herring, 100 boxes full of herring. The kind of boxes the army has, you know. Carried them onto a table, where a man sat and rolled. So we had to do a great deal of lifting and carrying, and it was terribly sad."

Tora at Romul

 

- Tora at Romul ( approx 1000 A.D.) house mistress. Was regarded as a powerful woman and was one of Håkon Jarls mistresses. The Earl had made a habit of wanting other mens´ wives, when he desired Orm Lyrgja´s wife, Gudrun, it became to much. Orm gathered men and wanted to overthrow the Earl. Håkon hid in the pigsty of Tora. Here he ended his days by this trusted slave Kark´s knife, that cut his throat when he was sleeping.

Maren Hansdatter Wilman

 

- Maren Hansdatter Wilman (1824) "I am 81 years of age, almost blind, so that I cannot, without a companion, move from one place to another. When it is likely that I, at this age, absolutely weakened and deprived of my eye sight, cannot earn anything by working; so therefore impossible that I can achieve any place to stay and money for survival from the 3 orts I enjoy every month from benefit, as a cause of this I have not in any other way been able to get a roof over my head, than by arousing compassion with different people of Christian compassion in 2 to 3 nights and therefore I have walked from one to another, until these good people are tired of taking me in, and therefore I see now the sad moment of being left on the street, where there is no hope, and assume that I will have to leave this life by a death of cold."

Hanne Lydia Opøien Kristoffersen

 

- Hanne Lydia Opøien Kristoffersen (1964-) Artist. Born and partly spend her adolescence in Trondheim. Educated at The Academy of Art in Trondheim 1987-91. Lives and works in Oslo.

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