Greta Garbo as Queen Christina of Sweden, surrounded by her court, in Rouben Mamoulian’s 1933 film Queen Christina
Bulstrode Whitelocke, Oliver Cromwell’s ambassador to Sweden, sends home an account of the abdication by Queen Christina on 5th June 1654:
“About nine o’clock this morning the Queen, being attired in her royal apparel and robes of purple velvet, with her crown upon her head, and attended by all her officers and servants, came into the room prepared for that occasion, where was set a table with a rich carpet, and…
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