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Christina, Queen of Sweden The Restless Life of a European Eccentric

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ISBN-10: 0060736178

ISBN-13: 9780060736170

Edition: 2004

Authors: Veronica Buckley

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She was born on a bitterly cold December night in 1626 and, in the candlelight, mistakenly declared a boy. On her father's death six years later, she inherited the Swedish throne. She was tutored by Descartes, yet could swear like the roughest soldier. She was painted a lesbian, a prostitute, a hermaphrodite, and an atheist; in that tumultuous age, it is hard to determine which was the most damning label. She was learned but restless, progressive yet self-indulgent; her leadership was erratic, her character unpredictable. Sweden was too narrow for her ambition. No sooner had she enjoyed the lavish celebrations of her officialcoronation at twenty-three than she abdicated, converting to…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/21/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Veronica Buckley is the author of Queen Christina and Madame de Maintenon .

Author's Note
Birth of a Prince
Death of a King
The Little Queen
Love and Learning
Acorn Beneath an Oak
Warring and Peace
Pallas of the North
Tragedy and Comedy
Hollow Crown
The Road to Rome
Crossing the Rubicon
Rome at Last
Love Again
Fair Wind for France
The Rising Sun
Old Haunts, New Haunts
Glory Days
Journey's End
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