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On June 13, 1219 the Danish army led by King Valdemar II landed in the Bay of Tallinn, conquered the Toompea Castle without a battle and began reconstruction works at the site.

At the same time also the King of Denmark (Valdemar II) rose up with a great army. There came with him Andrew, the venerable archbishop of the Church of Lund, and Bishop Nicholas, and a third bishop, the king’s chancellor. There was also with them Bishop Theodoric of Estonia who had been consecrated in Riga /…/ and also the Slavic prince Wenceslaus with his men. They all brought their army to the Province of Revala (Rävala) and encamped at Lyndanise, which had once been a fort of the people of Revala. They destroyed the old fort and began to build a new one.