Famous - and not so famous - Danes

You already know some Danes. Did you know that...

Hamlet was Danish? Although the Danish name of the prince is Amled. The story first appeared in Latin in a history of Denmark written by the Danish writer Saxo Grammaticus in the twelfth century.

And the consort of James I was a Dane. Anne of Denmark (1574-1619) married James VI of Scotland in 1589. As a dowry she brought the Orkney islands and the Shetland islands to Scotland.

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