Courtesy of The Royal Armoury (http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus). Suit of armour of Gustav I (Gustav Vasa). This  suit of armour was intendended for tournaments and ceremonies and made in southern Germany in 1540. It's one of the oldest artefacts in the Royal Armoury in Stockholm.

Courtesy of The Royal Armoury. Suit of armour of Gustav I (Gustav Vasa). This suit of armour was intendended for tournaments and ceremonies and made in southern Germany in It's one of the oldest artefacts in the Royal Armoury in Stockholm.

Carl Larsson ~  "Gustav Vasa's Triumphal Entry Into Stockholm"

Carl Larsson - Gustav Vasas Triumphal Entry Into Stockholm Catalog

Sword of Gustav Vasa, King of Sweden (r. 1523-1560).

Sword of Gustav Vasa, King of Sweden (r.

The original rapier of King Gustav Vasa of Sweden in the palace armory

The original rapier of King Gustav Vasa of Sweden in the palace armory

Since 1983, Sweden has celebrated its National Day on 6 June. This is the date on which Gustav Vasa was crowned king in 1523 and on which a new constitution was adopted in 1809. Photo taken by: Ola Ericson

Today is the National Day of Sweden! Swedes celebrate their national day by taking the day off, decorating with blue and yellow details and eating Sweden's national cake, strawberry cake

Miniature portrait of Prince Gustav of Vasa. Born the Crown-Prince of Sweden he lost his place in the succession when his father Gustavus Adolphus IV was deposed by the Swedish aristocracy. Courtesy of the National Museum of Finland.

Miniature portrait of Prince Gustav of Vasa. Born the Crown-Prince of Sweden he lost his place in the succession when his father Gustavus Adolphus IV was deposed by the Swedish aristocracy. Courtesy of the National Museum of Finland.

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