The era of kings and
queens
CHRISTINA, QUEEN OF SWEDEN
• Christina was moody, intelligent,
and interested in books and
manuscripts, religion, alchemy,...
LOUIS XIII OF FRANCE AND MARIE DE'
MEDICIS
• known as "the Desired" (le Désiré)
• In September 1630, the Queen Mother took...
LEOPOLD II OF BELGIUM
• The history of the exploitation of
the resources of the Congo while
it was owned by Leopold II, is...
ELIZABETH BÁTHORY
• The madness and sadism of Elizabeth,
unleashed a very wild life. The story says,
that Elizabeth was co...
MARIE TUDOR (BLOODY MARIE)
• She was the heiress of the Tudor
dinasty, she born in 1516, also known
as «Bloody Marie» beca...
LOUIS XVII ( THE STOLEN SUN)
• The dolphin of france, son of Loouis XVI
and Marie Antoinette, this little kid lived
until ...
VLAD TEPES (VLAD DRACULEA)
• Vlad III Țepeș became famous as a
tyrant taking sadistic pleasure in
torturing and killing .
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Kings and Queens

Reyes y Reinas mas raros y curiosos en inglés
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Transcripts - Kings and Queens

  • 1. The era of kings and queens
  • 2. CHRISTINA, QUEEN OF SWEDEN • Christina was moody, intelligent, and interested in books and manuscripts, religion, alchemy, and science, she born in stockholm 1626, her father was Gutstavus Adolphus of Sweden. • Her peculiarity was, that as a man riding a horse, swore like a trooper and study philosophy, considered a tomboy fun. • in 1654 he became Catholic, he went to Rome dressed as a man.
  • 3. LOUIS XIII OF FRANCE AND MARIE DE' MEDICIS • known as "the Desired" (le Désiré) • In September 1630, the Queen Mother took the serious illness that almost ended his life to claim the head of her enemie ,Cardinal Richelieu. The Queen hated the friendship between his son and Richelieu, so she ask to Louis how to kill Richelieu. • the queen asked the king, pale and speechless: Do you want ME or your friend Richelieu? • That same afternoon, the king summoned the cardinal to Versailles. After two hours of private conversation, he decided to sacrifice his mother. • So, Marie was ordered to leave Paris and move to Compiègne: Louis XIII did not see her again. When he was gone, exiled, she decided to continue plotting conspiracies against his son.
  • 4. LEOPOLD II OF BELGIUM • The history of the exploitation of the resources of the Congo while it was owned by Leopold II, is one of the bloodiest stories of contemporary history. • Was dictating the rules that Congolese peoples expropriated all lands and resources and incited his private army, the security forces, to use all kinds of torture, kidnapping and murder to subdue the population forced labor that , in a very short period of time, he became one of the richest men in the world.
  • 5. ELIZABETH BÁTHORY • The madness and sadism of Elizabeth, unleashed a very wild life. The story says, that Elizabeth was countess of hungary, and she was obseced with eternal youth. • One day, her maid pulled her hair too and Elizabeth slapped so hard that the poor girl bleed, the blood fell on his hand, which began to feel more clear and smooth • In the mind of Elizabeth became the grim words of her nanny : “the blood is the way to get eternal youth” • and she did not hesitate to kill the clumsy maid and prepare a batht with her blood . • That would be the first of a long list of murders to stock enough blood to give eternal youth. In his paranoid lunacy was not satisfied, she didn’t want rubbing with towels, because that reduce the effect of the blood, so she forced other maids to lick her body
  • 6. MARIE TUDOR (BLOODY MARIE) • She was the heiress of the Tudor dinasty, she born in 1516, also known as «Bloody Marie» because she ordered to execute many cardenals and member of the real court and many subdits more, because they were against the catholic religion imposed by her father Henry VIII. • Curiously, she was one of the few queens who had many nobiliary titles for their marriage whit Felipe II of Spain «Felibe and Marie, for the grace of god, King and Queen of England, Spain, Napoles Jerusalem and Ireland, defenders of the faith, princes of Spain and Silicia, Archduke of Austria, Dukes of Milan, Burgundy and Brabant, Counts of Habsburg, Flandes and Tirol»
  • 7. LOUIS XVII ( THE STOLEN SUN) • The dolphin of france, son of Loouis XVI and Marie Antoinette, this little kid lived until 10 years old. When the French Revolution started and the real family were captured, Louis were taken of his mother arms and submitted to spend time in prision. • The story tells that he were forced to speak in public against his mother, Marie Antoinette, saying that she and the countess of Polignac maintained sexual relations with him. And also he were forced to sing hymns of the French Revolution. • After that, little louis were abused, beated and mistreated. • No one knows exaclty what happened to the little sun. Some people say that a shoemaker adopted him, but others tells he died in prision by a very hard sickness
  • 8. VLAD TEPES (VLAD DRACULEA) • Vlad III Țepeș became famous as a tyrant taking sadistic pleasure in torturing and killing . • Supposedly, between 40,000 and 100,000 people died in this way, or through other methods of torture, by the hands of men of the Impaler, during the seven year s duration of the successive reigns: enemies, traitors, criminals of all kinds. Vlad hated more than anything, theft, lying, adultery, and not forgive anyone for their rank, indeed, the higher the rank of the traitor, was the punishment harder. • The ireland writer Bram Stoker, took the story of this prince for write his famous novel “Dracula”