Female Rulers of Finland: Christina of Sweden, Margaret I of Denmark, Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden Books LLC

ISBN: 9781156240038

Published: May 31st 2010

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40 pages


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Female Rulers of Finland: Christina of Sweden, Margaret I of Denmark, Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden  by  Books LLC

Female Rulers of Finland: Christina of Sweden, Margaret I of Denmark, Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden by Books LLC
May 31st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 40 pages | ISBN: 9781156240038 | 9.27 Mb

Chapters: Christina of Sweden, Margaret I of Denmark, Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from moreMoreChapters: Christina of Sweden, Margaret I of Denmark, Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden.

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 38. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Christina (Swedish: 18 December 1626 19 April 1689), later known as Christina Alexandra and sometimes Countess Dohna, was Queen regnant of Sweden from 1632 to 1654. She was the only surviving legitimate child of King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden and his wife Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg.

As the heiress presumptive, at the age of six she succeeded her father on the throne of Sweden upon his death at the Battle of Ltzen in the Thirty Years War. After converting to Catholicism and abdicating her throne, she spent her latter years in France and Rome, where she was buried in St.

Peters Basilica. Christina was born in Stockholm, and her birth occurred during a rare astrological conjunction that fueled great speculation on what influence the child, fervently hoped to be a boy, would later have on the world stage.

The king had already sired two daughters, both buried in Riddarholmskyrkan in Stockholm a nameless princess born in 1620 and then the first princess Christina, who was born in 1623 and died the following year. So great expectations arose at Maria Eleonoras third pregnancy in 1626, and the castle filled with shouts of joy when on, she delivered a child that was first taken for a boy - he was so hairy and screamed with a strong, hoarse voice.

Christina writes in her autobiography, Deep embarrassment spread among the women when they discovered their mistake. The king however was larkhappy, stating that Shell be clever, she has made fools of us all Christina was born with a caul (meaning a more or less intact fetal membrane clinging to the newborn baby). This could explain the confusion about Christinas gender- but a caul ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=49613



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