TT-Line ships and their names
Unlike the previous two characters, NILS DACKE , is not the product of some novelist’s fantasy , but an actual historical figure. As leader of a peasant uprising in the 16th century, he took up arms against Swedish king Gustav Vasa in protest against the suppression of Catholicism. NILS DACKE called for civil war and fought against the royal troops until a ceasefire in 1542. When Vasa’s army counter-attacked in 1543 he was defeated and killed. The Swedes celebrate him as a martyr and he is still one of their most popular folk heroes.
ROBIN HOOD is clearly one of Great Britain’s most legendary figures. The big question still being asked by historians is whether the noble bandit ROBIN HOOD actually existed. As early as the 15th century scholars were combing through files and birth certificates in the counties of Nottingham and Derbyshire, in order to discover the „real“ ROBIN HOOD. However, the search has been in vain so far. And yet, the stories about the legend of "ROBIN HOOD" can be traced back all the way to the 14th century. The world today is still captivated by the charisma of the heroic adventurer who together with his band of followers roamed Sherwood Forest during the 12th century. High-budget, dramatic Hollywood productions starring Sean Connery, Errol Flynn or Kevin Costner only add to the mystery.