Henrik Wergeland

Henrik Wergeland (1808-45) is Norway's greatest romantic poet, author of visionary poems, satires, national anthems, sea shanties, prose pieces and political treatises. He is idolised as a national figure who was deeply involved in the emergence of Norway into independence after 400 years of Danish rule. This new translation of one of his greatest works has been commissioned to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.