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History of Nericia

Nericia, also known as Nerike or Närke, is a Province in middle Sweden, which historically formed part of Svealand.


Nericia was renowned for its warlike peasants and when coat-of-arms for the province was granted for the funeral of King Gustav Vasa in 1560 two crossbow darts was the central symbol - the crossbow being the favourite weapon of the peasants.

In Nericia there are also a number of ancient castles. The most important and best preserved one is located in Tarsta at Sköllersta.

See also