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.
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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)
7/3/2018 09:43:37 am
My interest in Gustave III is rooted in the impact his reign had on Finland and relations with Empress catherine of Russia
Two wonderfully important aspects of his reign! Given their proximity, even if he never went to Finland it would have been unlikely that their histories avoided influencing each other and it always fascinates me too to think of Gustav and Catherine as relatives.
5/20/2020 06:19:28 am
Gustav knighted my family after borrowing extensively from the Masons and Swedish East India Company. I always had a feeling that his demise might have been linked to those debts never being payed back in the slightest. Who knows though, just been a thought
5/21/2020 10:51:38 pm
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