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17 Nov 2010 00:00 - 00:00

Elizabeth of Bohemia, The Winter Queen

An Illustrated Lecture by Baroness Dorothea Friesen. Elizabeth, who became Electress Palatine and Queen of Bohemia, was born Elizabeth of Scotland, the daughter of King James I and Anne of Denmark. Through her marriage in 1613 to Frederick V, then Elector of the Palatinate in Germany, she later became Queen of Bohemia in 1619. Her husband’s rule was extremely brief, being driven into exile the following year – hence she became known as “the Winter Queen”. She outlived her husband by 30 years and eventually travelled to visit her nephew, Charles II in London, where she died in 1662. With the demise of the Stuart dynasty in 1714, it was her direct descendants from Hanover who succeeded to the British throne.

Dorothea Friesen was born in Vienna where she studied anthropology, after which she worked in New York with the United Nations. Her interest in different cultures and peoples led her to travelling long before her marriage to a diplomat with whom she spent ten years in South America and the Caribbean. She speaks five languages and her knowledge of many different countries, from Malaysia to Antarctica and India to Uzbekistan, as well as in Central Europe, has made her a highly successful tour-manager and fascinating lecturer.


Tickets for the evening are £ 15 per person which includes the lecture, drinks and a £ 7.50 donation to The Friends of Castle Sychrov (UK).*

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Organised by Friends of Castle Sychrov


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


17 Nov 2010 00:00 - 00:00


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