Swedish Scandal

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Cecilia of Sweden, or rather Cecilia Gustavsdotter Vasa, was born on November 16, 1540 in Stockholm, Sweden.

She was considered the most beautiful of Gustav I’s daughters, but often referred to as “the black sheep” due to a FABULOUS Scandal. I like her already.

Cecilia’s sister Catherine married Edzard II, Count of East Frisia, on October 1, 1559. The couple left for Ostfriesland a month later, accompanied by Edzard’s brother John. On their way through Sweden, they stopped at Vadstena Castle… this is where John was caught in Cecilia’s bedroom sans pants. Guards had witnessed Johnny-boy climbing through her window for several nights. Cecilia was placed under house arrest for her sins and eventually sent back to Stockholm.

She was definitely kept on a tight leash (but still managed to cause a LOT of trouble). Cecilia ended up marrying Christopher II, Margrave of Baden-Rodemachern, without…

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