Queen of caprice a biography of kristina of sweden. Containing an account of its formation in the reign of king charles the second. Kristina, of latin origin, is a very popular first name. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Dec 31, 2015 5 facts about queen christina of sweden. Called the girl king, christinas frank, unselfconscious demeanor and her. Girl king, sweden, 1638 the royal diaries meyer, 2003, queen. Kristina girl king by carolyn meyer, 9780439249768, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Pope alexander vii described christina as a queen without a realm.
The girl with the dragon tattoo by stieg larsson, the girl who played with fire by stieg larsson, the 100yearold man. Kristina, the girl king, sweden, 1638 by meyer, carolyn isbn. The girl who saved the king of sweden is a swedish novel written by jonas jonasson. The princess bride, austriahungary, 1853 the royal diaries book online at best prices in india on. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. She subsequently attempted, without success, to gain the crowns of naples and of poland. If youre unfamiliar with queen christina of sweden 16261689, you might wonder why there are so many pictures of men in our main illustration.
Carolyn meyer, author of bestselling royal diaries isabel and anastasia, now brings to the series this compelling story of kristina, the girl king, from. Traces the history of the royal palaces and their gardens from the vasa period to the present. She came to the throne in 1632 and was known for her unconventional behavior. Sarah gadon and malin buska as ebba sparre and queen kristina of sweden in the girl king x the girl king tells the tale of sweden s queer queen christina and her lady love telling the story of queen christina of sweden, the girl king is an admirable biopic with reasonably historically accurate costumes. Goodreads members who liked the girl who saved the k. Its because christina liked to dress as a mannot all the time, but often enough that she was famous for it. Upon discovering that their newborn infant was, in fact, female and not male as first thought, queen marie eleonore wailed inconsolably. Christina of sweden was trouble, right from the moment she was born. The girl king, sweden, 1638 the royal diaries by carolyn meyer 0439249767 9780439249768 a gently used book at a great low price. Her many awardwinning novels include mary, bloody maryan abas pick of the lists, an ncsscbc notable childrens trade book in the field of social studies, and an ala best book for young adultsand marie, dancing, a book sense pick. Artamene ou le grand cyrusbook cover museum as a cultural space is the bridge between past and future. Like elizabeth, kristina has no interest in getting married or. This preposterous, unconvincing period drama tells the story of sweden s queen kristina and.
A rich and provocative life of a remarkable royal figure of the 18th century. The girl king, sweden, 1638 the royal diaries meyer, carolyn on. She is also the author of cleopatra confesses and victoria rebels. As a member of the house of vasa, she succeeded her father gustavus adolphus upon his death at the battle of lutzen, but began ruling the swedish empire when she reached the age of 18. Weve so far looked at simple stories, in that their identities are clear. It takes many years to locate the burial place of the boy king and many more to. Carolyn meyer has succeeded very well in conveying the arrogant. Unlike dear america, which consisted of diaries of young girls living during pivotal periods in. Her parents were the swedish king gustavus adolphus and his german wife, maria eleonora. International collections and studies at the library of congress on 20161219. Always update books hourly, if not looking, search in the book search column. One of the wittiest and most learned women of her age, christina is best remembered for her lavish sponsorship of the arts.
However, until she reached majority, in 1644, the country was ruled by a regent. This topic was continued by jjmcgaffeys reading in 2018, second tranche. He was a defender of the protestant faith in the thirty years war and is often. Swedishborn actress greta garbo starred in the film with john. Her androgynous appearance, attachments to at least one woman, and failed love interests in men have led many to believe she may have been a hermaphrodite. The sister of a marine fighting in a war she does not believe in, our zealous heroine must reconcile her. Find the complete the royal diaries book series listed in order. Christina 18 december 1626 19 april 1689 became queen of sweden at the age of almost six. In 1638, after the death of her aunt and foster mother catherine of sweden. She also liked humanities and had invited philosophers such as rene descartes in sweden. Sarah gadon and malin buska as ebba sparre and queen kristina of sweden in the girl king x the girl king tells the tale of sweden s queer queen christina and her lady love afterellen telling the story of queen christina of sweden, the girl king is an admirable biopic with reasonably historically accurate costumes. Queen christina of sweden 162689 4 corners of the world.
Christina, the sole heir to the estate and title of her father, king gustav ii adolf of sweden, became queen upon his death in 1632. This preposterous, unconvincing period drama tells the story of swedens queen kristina and her repressed gay. Gustav, however, showed no dismay upon learning that the child was a girl, instead declaring that his daughter would certainly be very clever since she had already fooled everyone. Crown jewel of aquitaine, france, 16 the royal diaries by kristiana gregory isbn. The girl king, sweden, 1638 princess diaries by carolyn meyer. Daughter of the scottish king, mary leaves her homeland as a child, is sent to marry the future king of france, where life does not go according to plan. In each of the books, a fictional diary of a real female figure of royalty as a child throughout world history was written by the author.
People having the name kristina are in general originating from austria, belgium, denmark, estonia, france, germany, lithuania, netherlands, norway, russia, slovakia, sweden, switzerland, united kingdom, united states of america. Preferring mens clothing, engaging in manly pursuits, and a scholar, she also abdicated to pursue an interest in catholicism illegal in sweden then. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Mar 12, 2020 christina, queen of sweden 164454 who stunned all europe by abdicating her throne. Kristina was one of these mystery princesses, for despite her unusual solo rule over her tiny kingdom, i had not heard of her previously in my history classes. It is my pleasure to introduce new books and authors to my readers. She hopes that one day, when the time comes, kristina will be able to rule as one of sweden s greatest kings.
Childrens historical fiction series, chronological order. The royal diaries is a series of 20 books published by scholastic press from 1999 to 2005. I love books good books books to read my books free books best books for teens feminist books tuck everlasting livros. The mannish 17th century queen of sweden, christina, was anomolous in her day. Christina was the daughter of king inge the elder of sweden queen helena. Her story was interesting enough, it just kind of stopped without a lot of resolution. Find books like the girl who saved the king of sweden from the worlds largest community of readers. Museums carry historical values leaders, artists, works of art, documents etc. There are more than 1 million books that have been enjoyed by people from all over the world.
Stream tracks and playlists from kristina meyer 5 on your desktop or mobile device. One of the wittiest and most learned women of her age, christina is best remembered for her lavish sponsorship of. Get ebooks the girl king on pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi and audiobook for free. July 4, 2016 moniek catherine of sweden, christina of sweden, maria eleonora of brandenburg. Website maintained by carolyn meyer, author of young royals series, ya historical fiction. There is far more interpretation at play, as there are many labels kristina may have fallen under.
Warrior of the south royal diaries first printing by laurence yep isbn. Books similar to the girl who saved the king of sweden. Efforts to prevent a free enquiry after truth and reason english as author. The girl king available for download and read online in other formats. Set in postwar britain in 1949, fourteen year old henry has no friends and misses his. The girl king, sweden, 1638, the royal diaries kidsreads. Of the english, kristina says that they have no culture to speak of though she does admire queen elizabeth i, who also ruled as her countrys king. Download one of the free kindle apps to start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Now a day people who living in the era where everything reachable by match the internet and the resources. The royal diaries series are a great way to get young girls excited about history. Kristina, girl king 0439249767 as much as i love the princess diaries, i particularly enjoy those which feature princesses about which i know absolutely nothing.
Great deals on one book or all books in the series. My biggest, and perhaps only, complaint with kristina. Sweden, 1638 carolyn meyer a novel in diary form about kristina, the young queen of sweden. Please be aware that many do dive into some pretty rough topics, so make sure your kids are ready for them. The historical fiction is well researched and geared toward preteen girls. The king treated christina just as he would have a son. The court of christina of sweden and the later adventures of the queen in exile by gribble, francis henry, 18621946. The girl king of sweden was one of my royal diaries in 2003. To ask other readers questions about kristina, please sign up. Carolyn meyer, an extremely talented author and one of my favorite historical fiction authors at that, has wonderfully narrated the story of the unusual and littleknown female royal of king kristina of sweden. I will continue to update this list, so check back. On june 14th, 2007, the king and prime minister of sweden went missing from. Oxenstierna wrote proudly of the 14yearold girl that, she is not at all like a.
As a member of the house of vasa, she succeeded her father gustavus adolphus upon his death at the battle of lutzen, but began ruling the swedish empire when she reached the age of 18 christina is remembered as one of the most learned women of the 17th century. He selects a group of tutors to supervise her education and appoints his loyal chancellor axel oxenstierna to oversee the rulership of sweden until her coming of age. Christina of sweden simple english wikipedia, the free. Novel about queen kristina of sweden from the royal diaries series for children ages 9 to 12. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app.
Kristina king is the author of nanny for the rancher 3. She is known as the intimate friend and speculated lover of queen christina of sweden life. The only legitimate heirs to the throne of sweden at the time were the king of poland and his sons, and sweden had been at war with poland for the last 26 years. The royal diaries was a spinoff of scholastics popular dear america series. Kristina, the girl king, sweden 1638 by carolyn meyer hardcover.
Having no time for silly emptyheaded females, she hates sewing and other feminine pursuits. I write about events that happen to me and around the world from a writers point of view. A great deal of kristina reads less like a diary and more like a narrative. The girl king is a 2015 biographical drama about christina, queen of sweden. The girl king, sweden, 1638 by carolyn meyer reading level information and list of editions available including their current prices.
Her father king gustav ii adolf of sweden was known as the lion of the north or the golden king. Queen christina was the daughter of the protestant champion of the 30 years war king gustavus adolphus of sweden. Sarah gadon and malin buska as ebba sparre and queen kristina of sweden in the girl king x the girl king tells the tale of swedens queer queen christina and her lady love afterellen telling the story of queen christina of sweden, the girl king is an admirable biopic with reasonably historically accurate costumes. Oct 09, 2018 christina of sweden was trouble, right from the moment she was born. In 1638, the vasa, her dads topheavy warship, sank before it even left the harbor. Queen of caprice a biography of kristina of sweden christina, kristina augusta queen of sweden lewis, paul on. But we thought the character was so fascinating that we decided to look up the facts behind the character.
Carolyn meyer is the acclaimed author of more than fifty books for young people. Queen christina of sweden, lesbian troublemaker headstuff. The girl king, sweden, 1638 book of the royal diaries. Carolyn meyer has succeeded very well in conveying the arrogant, standoffish, and slightly supercilious nature of this odd girl. Her parents had no surviving children, and her mother maria was desperate to give king gustavus a son. The girl king 2015 12 12112015 fi drama, history, romance 1h. Additional information on christina, king of sweden. A portrait of the brilliant, extravagant kristina of sweden, queen from age six, who fights the conservative forces that are against her ideas to modernize sweden and who have no tolerance for her awakening sexuality.1237 300 1235 1262 1476 654 860 42 156 710 904 67 249 515 1005 222 499 146 810 1280 414 1184 1498 1055 66 1076 1317 810 1473 1043 971 909 366 399 686 134 1372 453 1098 1202 1226 696 695 1208