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On the continent, yes, but not so much so much in the Nordic countries - Sweden (including Finland) and Denmark-Norway (including Iceland). The history of reformation here is more similar to that of England and took place at about the same time: the church denomination was decided by the king, the property was confiscated and the priests were employed by the government.

Some bishops were executed, but that in general had more to do with them being members of opposing clans then religious issues.

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by A swedish kind of death on Mon Oct 18th, 2010 at 12:50:14 PM EST
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