Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fact of the Day: Queen Sophia

Sophia Dorothea of ​​Celle was Queen of Great Britain as the wife of George I. However their marriage went sour when she was accused of having an affair with a Swedish count. She was imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for thirty years as a result. 

23 comments:

  1. 30 years??? Wow, that is a LONG time. I wonder if she ever got out alive!?
    Celle is a city in Germany - do you know if she came from there? :)
    Have a great Sunday!

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  2. Yikes! 30 years?!?! That's pretty harsh.

    PS That Red Wedding....aaaaah....I read the third book awhile back, so I'm not too clear about Grey Wind, but in the 4th book, I think I do remember someone saying that Grey Wind did end up hurting some of the Frey men before dying.

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  3. Wow, 30 years. If that were the case now a days may be less divorces

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  4. Hello greetings.

    Lovely queen. This clearly shows how ruthless tyrants can be. Thank God England is a democracy now and kings and queens are nothing but decorative posts without any absolute power.

    Best wishes

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  5. I thought Swedes only preferred blondes.

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  6. Yikes. Like that's fair. I doubt if ole George was true blue.

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  7. well who could resist Swedes??? They're the hottest nation ever

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  8. 30 years!! Bloody hell...

    -Kati

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  9. Poor lady. With history as it is I often wonder if these charges were contrived, to get a new wife say. I also wonder what happened to the Swedish fellow.

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  10. wow...those were the days...not.

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  11. Was that Swede's name "Noah Count?"
    Oh, that was pretty bad.
    Sorry.
    I think I'm off my game.
    Or my meds.
    Whichever.

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  12. Hmm, Sour Queen finds twue love in Swiss cheese?

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  13. This can be taken with a grain of salt. She probably disliked England and like most of the Hanoverian monarchs and queen consorts didn't speak a word of English. That palace prison was probably a great place to live.

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  14. 30 years! So glad we've moved past such bs punishments!

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  15. So unfair, since he had a mistress as well. He did marry her for her money, right?

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