That's right, King! in Swedish, "Kong" rather than "Drottning"! Christina (1626-1689) was the only surviving child of Sweden's greatest monarch Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, who raised her to rule as a king and whose ministers executed his will by crowning the six-year-old girl King! Christina ruled under a regency until age 18, and then personally and earnestly over some eight years until her abdication in 1654. Her involvement in Swedish affair didn't terminate with her abdication, however. She returned to Sweden several times, on the last of which she might well have resumed her throne but for her whimsical conversion to Catholicism. She also drew her wealth, in her initial years in Italy, from vast estates in Sweden.
A un certain moment de leur vie, nombre d'hommes et de femmes traversent une crise. Ils éprouvent des difficultés à assumer les tâches quotidiennes : ennui, incompréhension, douleurs physiques, tension nerveuse. Autant d'images et de souvenirs, de scènes étouffantes qui traduisent un réel mal de vivre. La médecine occidentale interprète le plus souvent ces symptômes selon des normes psychiatriques. Pourtant, la plupart de ces manifestations n'ont rien de pathologique, elles constituent une phase normale de notre évolution psychique.