Thursday, 12 June 2008

The "Bullet Button" (things I didn't around to posting...)

I got a new keyring at the Vargerg Fortress Museum.

As it says on the label...

'The bullet button has been exhibited in the museum since 1932. Karl XII was considered immortal and "hard against bullets".

To be able to use supernatural powers you had to take a button from the king's uniform and use this to kill him. This was done at the fortress of Fredriksten, Norway in 1718.

The legend lives on through the bullet button'

We were going to go to Varberg to get one last year when I was here in July, but my frequent trips to the doctor and a hospital stay put pay to that plan. Now I have my keyring... just need a key to put on it!

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