The Life and Legacy of Christina of Sweden

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Amy Saunders

Christina of Sweden (1626-1689), a queen, a Catholic convert, an LGBTQ icon, and one of only three women to be buried in the Vatican. Who was she? And what impact did she have on culture and society? At best she has been described as clever and ‘unconventional’ and at worst as over-emotional, as a sexual predator and as a murderer. Join Amy as she explores the life of Christina of Sweden, the seventeenth century celebrity queen, who carved herself a position in male dominate Rome, collected stunning artworks, and who has been immortalised in film since the 1930s by Greta Garbo, Liv Ullmann, and Malin Buska.