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The Three Crowns
From the Renaissance to the Baroque
Bure traces the origin of the national symbol of Sweden, the three crowns, back to the mythical figure of Byrger Tidesson, who advised that the administration of the land be divided into three functions: that of the king, the high priest, and the judge. Accordingly, the power to govern was divided into three and so was the land they governed. Each of the three parts of the land received a crown as its symbol—and thus the coat of arms of all three crowns is a symbol of the whole of Sweden.