Friday, 12 March 2010

At the road’s end: Stig Hadenius (1931-2010), historian and royal biographer

Dagens Nyheter this morning reports the death of Professor Stig Hadenius, aged 78. Hadenius won his doctorate in history on Fosterländsk unionspolitik, a dissertation on the union issue in the years 1888-1899, and later became Sweden’s first professor of journalism. His book on Swedish political history was published in numerous editions. Having edited two books on Oscar II, he turned to royal biography in later years, writing a life of Gustaf V in 2005 and of Folke Bernadotte in 2007. His biography of Queen Victoria is expected to be published next month.

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