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

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, Jun 12, 2008 - 528 pages
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The groundbreaking biography of one of the most progressive, influential and entertaining women of the seventeenth century, Christina Alexandra, Queen of Sweden. In 1654, to the astonishment and dismay of her court, Christina Alexandra announced her abdication in favour of her cousin, Charles. Instrumental in bringing the Thirty Years War to a close at the age of 22, Christina had become one of the most powerful monarchs in Europe. She had also become notorious for her extravagant lifestyle. Leaving the narrow confines of her homeland behind her, Christina cut a remarkable path across Europe. Despite political vacillations and a lifelong refusal to restrain her appetites, she ended her days in Rome relatively free from disfavour and financial strife.

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Veronica Buckley was born in New Zealand. She has worked in diverse fields from music to the oil industry, and now lives in Paris with her husband,
writer Philipp Blom. This is her first book.

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