Tofta, Adelsö

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Tofta was a seat farm and noted manorial lordship in medieval Sweden, located in Adelsö, Uppland. Its most prominent holder was Charles Ulvsson, Lord of Tofta, maternal grandfather of king Charles VIII of Sweden.

Seat farm Type of a farm

In Scandinavia, a seat farm was a farm where a nobleman had his permanent residence. They were found in the Kingdom of Denmark, the Kingdom of Norway, the Kingdom of Sweden, and Finland, and enjoyed certain privileges.

Adelsö island in the middle of Lake Mälaren in Sweden

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Uppland Place in Svealand, Sweden

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Charles VIII had an invented, partially fabricated genealogy published (see Nils av Tofta in Swedish) to create himself a descent from an invented granddaughter of king Eric IX of Sweden the Saint through some historically unattested earlier lords of Tofta.[ citation needed ]

Eric IX of Sweden Swedish king in the 12:th century

Eric IX of Sweden,, also called Eric the Holy, Saint Eric, Eric the Lawgiver, was a Swedish king c. 1156-60. The Roman Martyrology of the Catholic Church names him as a saint memorialized on 18 May. He is the founder of the House of Eric which ruled Sweden with interruptions from c. 1156 to 1250.

Coordinates: 59°23′13.4″N17°28′20.5″E / 59.387056°N 17.472361°E / 59.387056; 17.472361

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

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