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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]

Christina of Sweden

The Girl King (2015) Movie Review

Christina of Sweden was famously portrayed by Greta Garbo in the 1933 movie Queen Christina, which was not historically correct, but is still a favourite movie of mine. Last year Sweden took another stab at Queen Christina, whose life and decision to abdicate the throne still fascinates us today. In the 2015 movie The Girl [read more]