Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Boniface fells the Oak of Donar

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Series:

Tellus, Geschichtsbilder, Serie 1

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Geismar near Fritzlar

Illustrator:

Spindel, F.

Publisher:

Tellus-Verlag, Essen

Year of publication:

1956

Themes:

Religion    European history   

The Anglo-Saxon missionary Boniface fought against the pagan Cult of Donar. The picture shows monks felling the Oak of Donar (723 AD). Boniface is standing behind them. In the foreground Teutons are watching with horrified faces.