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Today’s Birthday: ADOLF FREDERICK OF SWEDEN (1710)


Adolf Frederick of Sweden (1710)

King of Sweden from 1751 until his death 20 years later, Adolf Frederick was, for the entirety of his reign, largely just a figurehead. Most of the power actually rested with the Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament. Twice he tried to free himself of its control. The first attempt ended disastrously, with Adolf Frederick nearly losing his throne. His second attempt met with greater success, but the victory ultimately did little to increase his power. In what memorable and unusual way did he die? More… Discuss

 

Democracy Now: British Parliament – Rupert Murdoch Not Fit to Run Media Company (and other bloody scandals)


British Parliament - Rupert Murdoch Not Fit to Run Media Company

British Parliament - Rupert Murdoch Not Fit to Run Media Company