In 1669, Swedish Bishop Erik Emporagrius wrote in his book that a “wife should be considered the finest item in a man’s possessions or moveable property”. It annoyed Dowager Queen Hedvig Eleonora so much she banned the book from Sweden.

In 1669, Swedish Bishop Erik Emporagrius wrote in his book that a “wife should be considered the finest item in a man’s possessions or moveable property”. It annoyed Dowager Queen Hedvig Eleonora so much she banned the book from Sweden.

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A sketch of Swedish Bishop Erik Emporagrius
Swedish Bishop Erik Emporagrius

He made a mention of it in his explanation of the Tenth Commandment.

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