Famous Queen Christina2015
By Anastacia Sampson
It was during the month of December in 1626 in the city of Stockholm that Christina was born, to King Gustav II Adolph and his wife. Christina would serve as the Queen of Sweden from 1633 to 1654. Historical records reveal that at the time of Christina’s birth there was a concurrent rare astrological conjunction. This was taken to be an omen that this child would have some great effect on worldly matters. Despite almost everyone, including Christina’s mother, desiring a boy – a girl was born.
The King instructed that his daughter be taught as a boy;and that she would become queen and rule in Sweden as heir to the throne, should anything happen to cause an end to his rulership. The king loved his daughter and in the Thirty Year’s War he died in battle. This led to a young six year old child becoming the queen, known as the ‘Girl King’. There are written records of Christina having a masculine manner, in her stride, way of doing things, her voice and even her approach in dealing with others.
Although it was cultural custom to marry, Christina resisted against much debate and argument.