Christina (Swedish: Kristina; 18 December 1626 – 19 April 1689) became Queen of Sweden at the age of almost six. As a member of the House of Vasa, she succeeded her father Gustavus Adolphus upon his death at the Battle of Lützen, but began ruling the Swedish Empire when she reached the age of 18.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina,_Queen_of_Sweden
Christina (Swedish: Kristina; 18 December 1626 – 19 April 1689) became Queen of Sweden at the age of almost six. As a member of the House of Vasa, she succeeded her father Gustavus Adolphus upon his death at the Battle of Lützen, but began ruling the Swedish Empire when she reached the age of 18.
Swedish royal family Silvia (born Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 23 December 1943) is the Queen consort of Sweden as the spouse of King Carl XVI Gustaf; she has held this title since her marriage to the king in 1976. She is the mother of the heir apparent to the throne, Crown Princess Victoria.
Aug 20, 2020 · Christina, Swedish Kristina, (born Dec. 8, 1626, Stockholm, Swed.—died April 19, 1689, Rome [Italy]), queen of Sweden (1644–54) who stunned all Europe by abdicating her throne. She subsequently attempted, without success, to gain the crowns of Naples and of Poland.
Jul 24, 2019 · Queen Christina of Sweden (December 18, 1626–April 19, 1689) reigned for nearly 22 years, from Nov. 6, 1632, to June 5, 1654. She's remembered for her abdication and her conversion from Lutheranism to Roman Catholicism.
Ulrika Eleonora, Swedish queen whose short reign (1718–20) led to Sweden’s Age of Freedom—a 52-year decline of absolutism in favour of parliamentary government. Ulrika Eleonora was a sister of the unmarried king Charles XII; after the death of her elder sister Hedvig Sofia in 1708, she became heir
Georg Engelhard Schröder – Ulrika Eleonora Queen of Sweden The reign of her husband began the period traditionally known as the Age of Liberty , when the monarchy lost most of its power to a parliamentary system.
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Sep 27, 2005 · Christina Queen of Sweden was thoroughly eccentric and entertaining. Any bio on her therefore also needs to be a spicy page turner that entertains the reader. Veronica Buckley's Christina does so while at the same time providing a complete researched portrait of the person and her times. Very enjoyable!
- Veronica Buckley
- Veronica Buckley
- Queen Christina abdicated the crown after 10 years of ruling. Queen Christina became heir-elect and queen with the death of her father, King Gustav II Adolf.
- Queen Christina was no beauty, but she was damned smart. Most descriptions of Queen Christina were unanimous in that she was ‘mannish’ with a deep voice and shoulders of irregular height (supposedly because her wet-nurse dropped her on the floor).
- Queen Christina had a number of lovers, both men and women. One reason Queen Christina was reluctant to marry was supposedly because she was a lesbian.
- Queen Christina had an independent streak and made her own way. Before she rose to power, she was taught like a prince by the theologian Johannes Matthiae while five regents headed by Oxenstierna governed the country.
Oct 09, 2018 · The Queen’s sexuality and views on marriage had been problematic for the council, but neither would have proved insurmountable. Her new religious feeling however – those would be an issue. The council were, like Sweden, for the most part staunch Lutherans and had no wish to change that.
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