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15 Gay Romances of the Renaissance Era


12. Queen Christina of Sweden and Ebba Sparre

The only child of King Gustav II, the heir to the throne was raised in a largely masculine fashione, and many historians have openly pondered if Christina may in fact have been intersex. Almost certainly, she maintained a lengthy relationship with her lady-in-waiting Ebba Sparre, and even after the lady married, she continued to write suggestive letters back and forth with the queen. As for Christina, she ultimately chose to abdicate her throne and leave the scrutiny endured by royals.


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