CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN, QUEEN OF SCANDALS
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Crowned queen at the age of 6, Christina of Sweden, grew tired of power and abdicated at 28 and then tried to conquer the kingdom of Naples.
An aesthete and a free spirit, she refused to marry and paraded with numerous lovers and mistresses. Buried in the Vatican, she is one of only 4 women resting alongside the popes.