This Week in History: King Eric XIV of Sweden deposed for mental disorder, September 29th, 1568

Our fascination with the unconventional lives of aristocrats was once again demonstrated the other week, when Game of Thrones received twelve Emmy awards. But stories of royal eccentricity are not confined to the realm of fiction. European history offers several examples of real-life monarchs allegedly prone to mental instability, such as King Eric XIV of […]