Gunilla Bielke

Gunilla Bielke – A controversial Queen

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Gunilla Bielke was born Gunilla Johansdotter Bielke of Åkerö on 25 June 1568. The daughter of a former governor, Gunilla was orphaned at an early age and raised at the royal court. She spent her days playing with the King of Sweden’s daughter and would eventually become maid-of-honor [read more]

christina sweden
Catherine of Sweden

Queens Regnant – Christina of Sweden

Christina of Sweden was born on 18 December 1626 as the daughter of King Gustav II Adolf and his wife Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg. She was their third daughter, but the only one to survive to adulthood. She was first thought to be a boy as she was hairy and screamed in a strong voice. Despite [read more]