Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Erik XIV, King of Sweden


3 comments:

Matterhorn said...

One of those "doomed monarchs."

Anonymous said...

From the portrait, I'm guessing he believed in "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Angela

Matterhorn said...

Yes, I believe he did. He was overthrown by the higher nobility when they found him too heavy-handed and apparently descending into madness.

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