Category: Scandinavia

La Petite Struensee

In an earlier post, we told the story of the tragic Caroline Matilda of Great Britain.  She had an affair with her deranged husband’s doctor and had a child by him.  (For more on that story, please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/princess-caroline-matilda-unhappily-ever/ )  She was sent in to exile and never saw her children again.  What […]

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Vidkun Quisling-  The Norwegian Benedict Arnold

Most people know about Benedict Arnold, the general during the American Revolution who sold out to the British because his wife was a gold digger.  (For more on that, please see post http://www.historynaked.com/benedict-arnold/ ) Well, Norway had one too.  Vidkun Quisling’s name has gone down in the popular vernacular as a byword for collaborator and […]

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