Christina
(1628-1689)

Queen of Sweden, was the only child of Gustavus Adolphus. She abdicated after a capable rule, and spent her last years in artistic and scientific studies in Rome. Monaldeschi was an Italian whom she had favoured and then neglected. He published the story of her intrigues, and was assassinated in her presence, October 1657.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from The Achievement of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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