Frederik IV reigned from 1699 until 1730. None of the other absolute monarchs in Danish history ruled in as headstrong a fashion as he did. Frederik IV took it upon himself to make as many of the realm´s decisions as possible himself, and this worked remarkably well. With the help of Tordenskjold, he brought Denmark-Norway safely through the bloody Great Northern War, which would be Denmark´s final showdown with its archenemy Sweden. In his love life, too, he was extremely headstrong; he abducted his beloved Anna Sophie Reventlow, with whom he entered into a morganatic marriage and whom he later made his Queen.The book is part of the Crown Series, a series of small books on the Danish monarchy and related subjects published in cooperation with the Royal Danish Collection. The book is written by Jens Gunni Busck.