Does Denmark want them back?

Apparently, the Shetland Islands could not actually be part of Scotland, being pawned to the Scots crown in 1469 as part of a long term loan by King Christian of Denmark, and never intentioned to become a permanent part of Scotland.

Not much chance of succeeding in the case I’d think, but it does give an amusing thought – how much would Denmark have to pay now to clear the debt and get them back?

Author: Jennie

Law, libraries, books, crafts, and general geekery.

2 thoughts on “Does Denmark want them back?”

  1. I wondered if you’d blog this one. I thought this was a classic. Independence for Shetland that’s what I say! Would be rather funny if the Danes said they take it back though.


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