The Northern War (1700-21) between Russia and Sweden played a crucial role
in the history of the Baltic peoples, assigning Estonia and northern Latvia,
earlier under Swedish rule, to Russia.
In 1936, a monument to King Charles XII, commander of the Swedish forces in
the initial phases of the war, was erected in 1936 during Estonia's pre-war
independence period at Narva, where two major Northern War battles were
fought, in 1700 and 1704.
The original monument was destroyed in World War II and the new monument
is a slightly altered replica of the old one.
Narva 2000 Sverige