The Royal Forums Coat of Arms

Go Back   The Royal Forums > Reigning Houses > Royal House of Sweden > Swedish Royal History

Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 05-17-2012, 05:08 PM
ElisabethChristine's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Posts: 5
Queen Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta (1759-1818)

Hello all,


I am a historian and my special field is royalty - I am new here though! I am interested in Hedvig Elisabetha Charlotta (the beautiful portrait by Roslin is hopefully appearing on my profile/avatar). Her famous "dagboeker" or "diaries" are renowned in Sweden for their describing the court of Gustav III - written in French originally but were translated in the 30s by Caecila av Klercker. Has anyone ever come across a volume of these diaries - they appear next to scarce. The Swedish "Riksarchivet" or Landarchive have told me they will not likely be translated into any other language. What a pity because Queen Hedvig Elisabetha Charlotta was so remarkable.

Best wishes and it is nice to be here,
Elisabeth-Christine
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-17-2012, 05:41 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,442
Welcome, ElisabethChristine!
I share your fascination with Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte, especially her relationships with her brother-in-law, Gustav III, and Jean Baptiste Bernadotte. She was truly a fasinating woman, and had she agreed to become regent for Crown Prince Carl Gustav, Swedish history could have been quite different.
I have never come across the complete volumes of her diaries, but I did read some excerpts from her diaries, albeit in French.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-17-2012, 06:21 PM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: -, Antarctica
Posts: 1,275
There is a copy of her diary online in a Swedish translation from 1902 at Open Library, Hedvig Elisabeth Charlottas dagbok (Open Library) The translations by Cecilia af Klercker are available at a number of Swedish libraries.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-17-2012, 06:33 PM
MagMil's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Skopje, Macedonia
Posts: 2,576
Lovely posts
__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. - Robert Frost
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-18-2012, 01:31 PM
ElisabethChristine's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Posts: 5
Thank you very much ladies for your kind welcome and posts :) The Swedish Riksarchivet wrote to me that though the originals were in French, it seems unlikely that a French translation was made in book form. It would be a huge projekt in translation - as her diaries go on to at least ten volumes. Meraude - tack ska du ha för linken med hennes dagboeken i översättning Svenska-Franska! Artemsia - how did you become interested in Hedvig? It is unusual for us outside of Sweden to become interested in her - how nice to meet you.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-18-2012, 01:45 PM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,442
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElisabethChristine View Post
Artemsia - how did you become interested in Hedvig? It is unusual for us outside of Sweden to become interested in her - how nice to meet you.
Rather accidentally; many years ago I've been researching history (well, mainly family tree) of the House of Bernadotte, and her name surfaced in connection with Jean Baptiste Bernadotte. I started reading about her and became quite interested, especially since Hedvig's character provides one of those ever-interesting "what if" type of questions. What if she agreed to become a Regent? What if she strongly opposed Jean Baptiste? How the history of Sweden would have changed?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-17-2016, 08:55 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 2,298
Coronation dress of Queen Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/490892428110048063
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-10-2016, 05:34 AM
LadyFinn's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest, Finland
Posts: 21,721
Portrait of Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotta, by Adolf Ulrik Wertmuller.
http://www.kungahuset.se/images/18.6...60-stl-540.jpg
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
King Karl XIII (1748-1818) CyrilVladisla Swedish Royal History 2 07-17-2016 11:27 PM
King Otto (1815-1867) and Queen Amalia neé Oldenburg (1818-1875) Warren Greek Royal History 29 05-28-2016 10:42 PM
King/Grand Duke Willem III (1817-1890) Queen Sophie (1818-1877) and sons Marengo Dutch Royal History 58 01-28-2016 03:27 PM
George III (1738-1820) and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818) Lady Jennifer British Royal History 103 11-11-2014 07:08 AM
Tsar Alexander II (1818-1881) and Empress Maria Alexandrovna (1824-1880) TOMMIX The Imperial Family of Russia 37 10-25-2014 06:49 PM




Popular Tags
ascot 2016 beatrice borromeo best gown best hat best outfit catherine middleton style coup d'etat crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria crown princess victoria's maternity fashion current events current events thread danish royal family duchess of cambridge fashion poll felipe vi general news grand duke jean greece kate middleton king abdullah ii king felipe king felipe and queen letizia king felipe vi king philippe king willem-alexander maxima member introduction monarchy national day norwegian royals picture of the week pierre casiraghi prince bernhard prince frederik prince joachim princess beatrice princess eugenie princess madeleine princess marie princess mary princess mary daytime fashion princess mary fashion princess mary hats princess sofia maternity wear princess victoria queen letizia queen letizia casual outfits queen letizia daytime fashion queen mathilde queen mathildes style queen maxima queen maxima casual wear queen maxima daytime fashion queen maxima fashion queen maxima hats queen maxima style queen rania royal royal fashion state visit the duchess of cambridge the duchess of cambridge daytime fashion the duchess of cambridge eveningwear the duchess of cambridge fashion the duchess of cambridge hats the hague willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:22 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2016
Jelsoft Enterprises