CHRISTINA OF SWEDEN, QUEEN OF SCANDALS
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Crowned queen at 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 four women resting alongside the popes.