The Prisoner Princess: Sophia Dorothea of Celle


Sophia Dorothea of Celle married her cousin, George I of Great Britain. Sophia had an affair with a Swedish count, and her in-laws decided to stop the couple from running away together. The ensuing events became known as the Königsmarck Affair.

Topics in this Podcast: princesses, European history, royalty, German history, sad royal childhoods, 17th century, biographies, 18th century