The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Two Kaarinas

on March 6, 2013

KarinasThis interesting card comes from Paulina in Finland who has, perhaps, the neatest handwriting I have ever seen! She “waves hello from the land of mittens and frozen toes”! Sweet! She tells me the card shows some Finnish royal history – both women on the front were called Kaarina and were related to Swedish kings. Kaarina Maununtytar (on the top) was Eerik XIV’s wife – and queen for 87 days and Kaarina Hannuntytar was Juhana III’s mistress. Apparently they both spent their late years in mansions in Kangasala. Such an interesting card! I love learning history like this!

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