SUBALBUM:  Isabella of Austria

Today, you can get in a car and drive from Sweden to Denmark as parts of the EU. Back then, the nations were often at war. Isabella (Elisabeth) was caught in a politically unsuccessful marriage to the Oldenburg King Christian II in 1514. She was eclipsed by his mistress and the mistress' mother until the mistress died in 1517, then their relationship grew stronger. Christian reconquered Sweden in 1520 and executed many Swedish leaders. He returned to Denmark and tried reforms based on a Dutch-Flemish model that did not sell in Denmark. They were exiled in 1523 and she died in exile in 1528. Her Wikipedia article is here.

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