“No one will ever love you, Christina. You don't know how to love!”
Magnus De la Gardie flung those words at the headstrong young Queen of Sweden who had refused him. But Christina wanted love desperately enough to renounce her throne to escape marrying for anything less.
The Abdication is the story of her search for love: in the arms of another woman, in uninhibited adventures through Europe, in an ecstatic religious conversion; and, finally, in a shattering encounter with a man who was consecrated to love only God.