Episode 26: A Royal Troublemaker in King Kristina of Sweden
Welcome to winter! Join Leigh and guest host V Silverman as they dive into the fascinating history of King Kristina of Sweden. A probably nonbinary, most likely asexual, definitely biromantic monarch of 17th century Sweden, Kristina was known for their aesthetic tastes, insatiable hunger for knowledge, and absolutely atrocious spending habits. Obviously this episode has all the queer kingly content your heart could desire, but did you know it also has: Coffin Time With Daddy (Deceased), dramatic French executions of Italian noblemen by Swedish royalty, BFFing with Bernini, no fewer than 4 bids for a throne (not all the same one), and how to kidnap your favorite philosopher? Get ready for the incredible story of the jam-packed life of Kristina of Sweden on this episode of History is Gay! Outline 0:00 – Introduction 5:22 – Main topic: King Kristina of Sweden 7:45 – Socio-Historical Context: 17th Century Europe 11:38 – Who Were They? Bio Time 39:10 – Why do we think they're gay? 1:13:08 – Fun Segment: Pop Culture Tie-In 1:15:35 – How Gay were They? 1:17:02 – Closing and Where to Find us Online Want to help us continue to make the show? Support us on Patreon and get awesome goodies, behind-the-scenes access, special minisodes, and more! Also now you can get super cool merch in our store! Shirts, hoodies, totes, and more! Our wonderful guest host for this episode, V Silverman, can be found at www.vcsilverman.com or on twitter @nikeagxy. You can also listen to their hilarious podcast, Fuzzy Logic, @FuzzyLogicPod. Find our full list of sources and bonus content at www.historyisgaypodcast.com. Get at us on twitter @historyisgaypod, tumblr at historyisgaypodcast, and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! Don't forget to rate and review so more folks can see the show!