Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Boniface fells the Oak of Donar near Geismar

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Series:

Engleder, Vaterländische Geschichtsbilder nach Orginalen in den königlichen Museen

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Hess, H.v.

Publisher:

Piloty und Loehle, München

Year of publication:

1911

Themes:

Religion    European history   

The picture shows the Anglo-Saxon monk Boniface felling the pagan Oak of Donar, 723 AD. His companions on the left side are praying and holding up the cross. On the right side of the picture you can see the scared pagans, fearing the revenge of Donar. The heathen priest is dodging the falling oak.