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:

Bob Bushell said...

Naughty Woman, ha ha.

Beate said...

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!

Moscow Blogger said...

so?

Emmylou said...

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.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Harsh on those days.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Joseph Pulikotil said...

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

Holy Ghost Writer said...

That is rather harsh

Manzanita said...

I thought Swedes only preferred blondes.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that's horrible!

Sandra Cox said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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

Gloria Baker said...

poor Sophia!!Im agree with Dezzy!

Kati said...

30 years!! Bloody hell...

-Kati

DeniseinVA said...

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.

Christine said...

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

Al Penwasser said...

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

bj said...

30 YEARS.....daaaaang...

Anonymous said...

Did she do it?

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Hmm, Sour Queen finds twue love in Swiss cheese?

stephen Hayes said...

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.

Theresa Mahoney said...

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

Kay said...

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