Louis XVI of France wasn't the only European king to die at the hands of his subjects in the 1790s. In this episode Christine examines the life and dramatic assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden.
H. Arnold Barton, “Gustav III of Sweden and the Enlightenment”, Eighteenth-Century Studies, 6:1 (Autumn 1972) pp. 1-34.
----, Scandinavia in the Revolutionary Era: 1760 – 1815, University of Minnesota Press, (1986).
Marian C. Donnelly, “Theaters in the Courts of Denmark and Sweden from Frederik II to Gustav III”, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, 43:4 (December 1984), pp. 328-340.
A.D. Harvey, “Gustav III of Sweden”, History Today, 53:12 (December 2003) pp. 9-15.
‘Character of Gustavus III. Late King of Sweden’. The Independent Gazetteer. IX: 1403. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: July 28, 1792. via America's Historical Newspapers.
‘Death of the King of Sweden’. Hampshire Gazette. VI: 303. Northampton, Massachusetts: June 20, 1792. via America's Historical Newspapers.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)