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Husaby Kyrka

TIME : 2016/2/19 0:34:55

Husaby (15km east of Lidköping) is inextricably linked to Sweden’s history. King Olof Skötkonung, the country’s first Christian king, was converted and baptised here by the English missionary Sigfrid in 1008. Husaby Kyrka dates from the 12th century, but the base of the unusual three-steeple tower may well be that of an earlier wooden structure. Lurking inside are medieval paintings, as well as a 13th-century font and triumphal cross. Nearby, St Sigfrid’s Well is where Olof’s royal dunking took place.